New Admissions Counselor

In October, Jeff Logsdon was hired in the Office of Admissions as an admissions counselor. He brought with him a considerable amount of knowledge about programs at Chico State. 

Photo of Jeff LogsdonLogsdon completed his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Chico State in 2012. He served as a group leader for Community Action Volunteers in Education (CAVE), a tutor in the Student Learning Center, and a peer advisor and co-director in the Summer Orientation Program. Two days after the orientation program ended in July 2012, Logsdon packed up everything he owned and took off for Tennessee to attend graduate school.

Day two of the trip was Logsdon’s 23rd birthday, which was spent driving across New Mexico with his dad on a very hot and unexciting Interstate 40. Together, the two of them sampled gas station coffee in seven states; none of it good.

“However, if you like a thrill and the prospect of danger, I know a gas station in Tennessee that also sells fireworks,” Logsdon said.

Photo of Logsdon in TN

Logsdon studied college student personnel at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and did his research on the way masculinity affects students’ perceptions of peer leadership roles. His assistantship was in the Center for Leadership and Service, where he helped coordinate service projects, trained extended orientation leaders, and taught a freshman social justice course.  

He completed his graduate studies at the University of Tennessee in 2014. Two days after graduating, he was once again packed up and back on the road with his dad, this time headed back to California.

While east Tennessee was a magical place with one or two days off work due to snow each year, he was excited to come back to Northern California to be reunited with family and friends. Returning to Chico was high on the list of places to live. Logsdon dreamed of once again taking long runs through Bidwell Park, eating Rico’s tamales at the Saturday farmers market, and returning to his alma mater.

Photo of Jeff Logsdon with his brotherLogsdon is currently enjoying Chico’s “winter,” which lacks the snow he experienced in Tennessee. He tries to avoid having too much free time by reading, practicing woodworking, along with running in Chico’s many race events. In fact, in June, Logsdon will be participating in Chico’s first Rim to Rim Trail Run ultramarathon.

Chico State is an incredible place and he is thankful for all it has done, and continues to do, for him. Logsdon looks forward to getting more involved on campus professionally and forming new connections as he settles into his admissions counselor role.