History of the Jordan Institute

The MSC Leland T. and Jesse W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness has become a leader in providing students with opportunities for learning about the world in which we live.  The Jordan Institute first opened its doors in December 1986 through a generous endowment from Mrs. Jessie Wright Jordan in the name of her late husband as the MSC L.T. Jordan Institute for International Awareness.  Having lived abroad most of their lives, they knew the importance of traveling abroad and wanted to give Texas A&M students the opportunity to experience it themselves.  Since its inception in 1986, the MSC L.T. and J.W. Jordan Institute has grown to bring many innovative and creative programs to Texas A&M University.  In memory of Jesse Jordan, her generosity, and her early involvement, the Jordan Institute expanded its name to honor her as well.

Purpose Statement

The MSC Leland T. and Jessie W. Jordan Institute for International Awareness is a student and staff run organization dedicated to providing Texas A&M University and the surrounding community with international exposure through on-campus programming and travel abroad opportunities.