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Hudson returns to JSU

Thomas Hudson, a Jackson attorney and Jackson State University alumnus, has been appointed to the position of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action officer for JSU. Hudson is a licensed attorney, mediator and trainer with extensive experience in administering an EEO program. In addition to his work as a private-practice attorney, Hudson worked as a contract EEO investigator with for the U.S. ...

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JSU names College of Business

Jackson State University has named its College of Business auditorium for Winston R. Pittman Sr. and and his wife Alma, according to a university release. The Pittman family own Pittman Enterprises, a network of auto dealerships in Kentucky, Ohio, and Georgia. Pittman, a native of Grenada, is a graduate of JSU and CEO of the company. The matching grant for ...

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Randle earns promotion

Dr. Natasha Wilkins Randle, a participant in The PhD Project, has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at Mississippi State University-Meridian. She received her Ph.D. in management from Jackson State University. Randle is one of only 291 African-American, management business school professors in the U.S., most of whom have become professors since The PhD Project was created in 1994. ...

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Renick made interim provost

Jackson State University has named James Renick as its new interim provost. Renick most recently served as senior adviser to JSU president Carolyn Meyers. David Hoard, Jackson State’s vice president of institutional advancement, told The Clarion-Ledger the former provost, Mark Hardy, was reassigned as special assistant for the academic fundraising initiative. Renick previously served as senior adviser to the president ...

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Meredith family marks Ole Miss riot anniversary

Jackson State University professor Judy Meredith reminded her Facebook friends Tuesday morning that September 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the University of Mississippi riots and the subsequent acceptance of the school’s first African-American student. Meredith’s husband, James Meredith was that student. James Meredith integrated the all-white university in 1962 after facing an onslaught of legal challenges from pro-segregation forces ...

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McMillan replaces Hayes

Cynthia McMillian has been named executive director of the Delta 180 Degrees program. The Delta Democrat-Times reports she replaces Jonas Hayes, who accepted a job in Kansas City, Kan. McMillian is a native of Pine Bluff, Ark., and graduate of Jackson State University.

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Fisher joins MDOC

Grace Simmons Fisher has been named communications director for the Mississippi Department of Corrections in Jackson. Fisher joined the department after nearly 30 years at the Clarion-Ledger where she worked as a reporter and an editor. The corrections department said in a news release that Fisher is a Holmes County native and a graduate of Jackson State University with a ...

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Grant of $70,000 awarded to JSU for federal and state information-sharing initiative

A $70,000 grant has been awarded to Jackson State University to take part in a federal and state information-sharing initiative. The grant was presented by the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The grant is being used by the university to fund a pilot program called Discover Mississippi, which will build an ...

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Glover appointed to board

American Learning Corporation has appointed Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover as a new member of the board of directors. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney and finance administrator and educator. Glover is currently the dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University. She was previously the chairperson of the Department of Accounting at Howard University. Her previous ...

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