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Wharton alumnus named CFO at Jackson State

Jackson State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Howard E. Merlin, CPA, has been appointed by Jackson State University as vice president for business and finance/chief financial officer (CFO). Merlin joins JSU with over 40 years of experience in business, finance, IT, accounting, human resources, facilities management, procurement and various other disciplines. Merlin holds an MBA from The ...

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JSU’s University Communications wins at 2017 HBCUgrow LEAD Awards

Jackson State University director of social media Spencer McClenty (left) and executive director Maxine R. Greenleaf (right) accepts an award from Me’chelle Degree on behalf of Jackson State University. The school’s Department of University Communications were recently presented with three LEAD Awards for outstanding work in social media advertising, viral profiles of “People of JSU” and the university’s main website. ...

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Hurt honored at HORNE LLP’s Charles Curry Scholarship Award Ceremony

Jackson State University student Robert Hurt was recently awarded the HORNE LLP – Charles Curry Scholarship Award. The award was established to honor the memory of HORNE Senior Manager Charles Curry who passed away in 2015. Curry was a charter member of the Belonging at HORNE Steering Committee. Hurt, of Greenville, is a senior accounting and finance major at Jackson ...

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Adams is first woman to command JSU’s Air Force ROTC

Lt. Col. Shander Adams, right, was recently named the first woman commander of JSU’s Air Force ROTC. Adams, a JSU alum, follows outgoing commander Lt. Col. Timothy Henderson, center. At left is Mississippi congressman Bennie Thompson. The Gluckstadt native is the fifth of 10 children, joined the military out of financial necessity after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi. ...

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JSU announces administrative changes as the fall term begins

Debra Mays-Jackson has been named vice president and chief of staff at Jackson State University, one of three administrative changes. Veronica Cohen is the new vice president for institutional advancement and external affairs, and Maxine Greenleaf recently joined Jackson State University’s Department of Communications and Marketing as executive director. Mays-Jackson’s responsibilities will include the Department of Public Safety, Title III, ...

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Pioneering educator Nelson exits retirement to become JSU’s interim provost

Longtime academician Dr. Ivory V. Nelson, a three-time university president and one-time community college chancellor, has assumed the role of interim provost at Jackson State University. The native of Shreveport, La., had retired in 2011, but was asked to return by new JSU President William B. Bynum Jr. In 2000, Nelson, then the 12th president of Lincoln University in Pennsylvania ...

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Jackson State to cut budget and borrow money to aid finances

Jackson State University will cut its next budget by nearly 8 percent and borrow $6 million as it continues to work through financial difficulties The moves at Mississippi’s largest historically black university were approved Thursday by College Board trustees. The board also approved plans to eliminate nine departments through mergers and to downgrade the School of Journalism and Media Studies ...

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JSU College of Business earns extension of AACSB accreditation for all programs

The Jackson State University College of Business, under the leadership of Dean Ramin Maysami, has earned an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation is known worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional qualification an institution and its business programs can earn. Post-secondary institutions are granted this honor in acknowledgement ...

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JSU program swap raises for skill training

Middle management public and non-profit organization employees who want to improve their skills and opportunities for advancement might normally find it difficult to find continuing education that will zero in on the issues and challenges they face on a daily basis. That is why Jackson State University’s Institute of Government’s (IOG) Public Management and Leadership (PML) Certificate Program has been ...

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Jackson State to repay $1.17M in federal science money

Jackson State University will pay $1.17 million to settle claims that it didn’t keep records supporting spending of federal money, and then faked records it gave to auditors. The federal prosecutor in Jackson announced the agreement Wednesday about National Science Foundation grants the university received from 2006 to 2011. U.S. Attorney Gregory Davis says JSU agreed to repay the money ...

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