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  • Faculty Notes0

    Promotion Only The following Jackson State University faculty members received promotions effective for the contract period 2019-2020: Dr. Fengxiang Han, Promoted to Full Professor Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences College of Science, Engineering and Technology nine-month contract effective, August 8, 2019 Dr. Jung Lee, Promoted to Full Professor Department of Epidemiology and BiostatisticsREAD MORE
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    Dr. Marvel A. Turner Sr., CPA, named interim vice president and Chief Financial Officer  Dr. Marvel A. Turner Sr., CPA, is interim vice president and chief financial officer of Jackson State University. Turner earned his doctorate in Public Policy, Administration and Finance, as well as his bachelor’s in accounting from JSU. He holds a master’sREAD MORE
  • Nelson, pioneering educator, named interim provost

    Nelson, pioneering educator, named interim provost0

    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. Known for many groundbreaking firsts, Nelson was the first black president of Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, from 1992 to 1999, and later president emeritus. During the early

  • Appointments0

    Dr. Debra Mays-Jackson has been named vice president and chief of staff at Jackson State University. Her responsibilities include the Department of Public Safety, Title III, Student Affairs and senior operations officer for the university. A JSU alum, Mays-Jackson holds a bachelor of arts in music, a master of arts in music education; and aREAD MORE
  • Whittaker appointed as associate provost0

    Dr. Joseph Whittaker has been named associate provost for Academic Affairs. Before arriving at JSU, he served as a tenured professor of biology at Morgan State University (MSU) and associate director of the NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Technology & Research Program. As a dean at MSU in the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences,

  • Armed with Experience

    Armed with Experience0

    Public safety officer, now studying social work, a voice of encouragement By L.A. Warren Although a career in law enforcement means putting your life on the line, fear never has gripped Jackson State University Public Safety Captain Angela Butler. Rather, the fulfillment that comes from helping others motivated her to pursue her lifelong passion and was