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John Banks

John Banks

Academic Advisor


Plant City, Florida

Personal Interests

I have lived in Florida my whole life and am excited to be a part of the Big Orange Country now! In addition to loving all things college sports, I love to travel. During my undergraduate experience I had the opportunity to study and live abroad and it change my life! I am an avid food connoisseur, enjoy watching movies, and enjoy learning about anything related to higher education and student affairs, both in the United States and abroad. I am a firm believer that life is amazing, and we should live every second to the fullest!


BA, Sociology

Stetson University – DeLand, FL


MA Candidate, College Student Personnel

University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Knoxville, TN

Educational Philosophy

I believe that experiences outside of the classroom impact the way a student learns and grows inside of the classroom. Experiences such as community service, student organization involvement, study abroad, and internships all play a role in developing a student into a stronger learner and leader. I believe that if a student can immerse themselves into their community, their personal and professional goals can be shaped and strengthened into something they may have never even considered!

Favorite Quote

"The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter." ~ Unknown

John Banks