Carolyn W. Meyers Named President of Jackson State University

The board of trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning in Mississippi has selected Carolyn W. Meyers as the next president of Jackson State University. Dr. Meyers is the former president of Norfolk State University in Virginia. She left Norfolk State in June 2010 after serving four years of a five-year contract. Earlier this year she was a finalist for the presidency of Morgan State University.

Dr. Meyers holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University. She earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Georgia Tech.