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Jackson State hires first female AD

JACKSON — Jackson State University has hired Vivian Fuller as its first female athletic director. University President Carolyn Meyers introduced Fuller at a news conference Wednesday. The 56-year-old Fuller replaces Bob Braddy. The Clarion-Ledger reports Fuller’s salary was not immediately available. Braddy had made $100,000. The daughter of a North Carolina sharecropper, Fuller has spent […] [...]

Jackson State has new president

JACKSON — The governing board for Jackson State University has formally approved hiring Carolyn Meyers as the school’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the top job at JSU. The Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning named Meyers to the position Wednesday. She replaces interim president Leslie McLemore, […] [...]

JSU, Alcorn pres candidates picked

JACKSON — Carolyn Meyers, a past president of Norfolk State University, was named Monday as the preferred candidate for president of Jackson State University. If formally named president, Meyers would be the first woman to lead Jackson State. The College Board also announced the selection of Christopher Brown, the current executive vice president at Fisk […] [...]

Ayers funding to drop off in 2012

JACKSON — Mississippi’s three historically black universities will begin receiving less money from the settlement of the decades-old desegregation lawsuit in 2012. Officials tell The Clarion-Ledger that the state is unlikely to have the funds to make up the difference. Settlement of the lawsuit, named after the late Jake Ayers Sr. who filed it in […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Brad Franklin

Age: 38 Education: BS in mass communication, Jackson State University Current Position: Director of media & community affairs, Watkins Development; president/CEO, OurGlass Entertainment Brad Franklin, better known in the Capitol City as “Kamikaze” or just plain “Kaz”, has been director of media and communications affairs for Watkins Development since 2008. “(David Watkins) is a visionary,” […] [...]

Business in a box

Technology and business probably have no greater conjunction in the Capitol City than at Jackson State University’s state-of-the-art facility known as the Mississippi e-Center. Housed in a former Allstate Insurance call center in West Jackson, the 200,000-square-foot, heavily secured building and grounds are home to many offices affiliated with Jackson State including its mass communication […] [...]

Educators grab White House’s attention

Gov. Haley Barbour announces that elementary school teachers Amy Ellis of the Starkville School District and Jeanette Simmons of the Pontotoc County School District have been selected to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Jerzy R. Leszczynski from Jackson State University also received this award for his assistance as a […] [...]

Davis hired as field representative

Dawinna Davis of Jackson has joined the Public Employees’ Retirement System of Mississippi (PERS) as the field representative for Hinds County. Along with Davis, PERS has three other field representatives who cover the north, central, and southern parts of the state. The representatives work directly with PERS-covered agencies through training sessions and seminars to educate […] [...]

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