Tom Jackson Jr. Named the Tenth President of Black Hills State University

Tom Jackson Jr. was appointed the tenth president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. The university enrolls about 4,400 students. African Americans make up only 1 percent of the student body.

Dr. Jackson has been serving as vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Before coming to the University of Louisville in 2007, Dr. Jackson was vice president for student affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Earlier in his career, he was dean of students at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Dr. Jackson is the former president of the American College Personnel Association. Earlier this spring, Dr. Jackson was one of five finalists for the presidency of Fort Hays State University in Kansas.

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Southwest State University in Marshall, Minnesota. He holds a master’s degree from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania and a doctorate in education from the University of La Verne in California.

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