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National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation will induct 2 notable Jackson State alums

JSU alums Dr. Walter L. Reed and actress Mara Hall have been selected as honorees for the upcoming 2020 National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Both Reed and Hall will be officially inducted during the 35th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on September 25 in Atlanta. Reed’s multifaceted career as an educator, coach, athletic director and ...

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JSU facilities leader earns 2nd scholarship from renowned Association of Physical Plant Administrators

La’Kitha Hughes, associate director for Jackson State University’s Facilities and Construction Management has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) Institute for Facilities Management Leadership Academy. This is her second consecutive award from the APPA. “When I received the email notification that I had been selected as a recipient for a scholarship from SRAPPA ...

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Jackson State University ranks in the top 10 among 50 HBCUs

Jackson State University is a top ten HBCU, according to a recent report by Collegeconsensus.com. The site describes itself as an essential tool for students in search of a college or university that best fits a variety of needs, i.e., support and inclusion, inspirational and challenging academic environment, or networking opportunities. Of the 50 HBCUs listed, JSU is firmly cemented in ...

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JSU’s Bouie-Haynes is new executive director of Mississippi Chapter of National Association of Social Workers

Dr. Gwen Bouie-Haynes has been chosen as the new executive director of The National Association of Social Workers, Mississippi Chapter. Bouie-Haynes, who recently served as an adjunct professor at JSU in the Master of Social Work program, taught courses focusing on children/youth, oppression, health and human behavior. Her professional experience in social work includes legislative advocacy work, nonprofit development, grant-writing, ...

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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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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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