Jackson State University related articles

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education: Putting Our Children on the Bus to Success

Higher Education: Putting Our Children on the Bus to Success

Professor Angela Mae Kupenda of the Mississippi College of Law offers a commentary on parents’ and other caregivers’ responsibility to put African American children on the path to success through higher education.

Historically Black University Conducts National Survey on College Affordability

Historically Black University Conducts National Survey on College Affordability

The Polling Center of the Institute of Government at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi has released a new survey that finds that nearly half of all those who attended college had difficulty financing their higher education.

Four African Americans in New Administrative Post at Historically Black Universities

Four African Americans in New Administrative Post at Historically Black Universities

Taking on new roles are Kirk E. Gavin at Florida A&M University, Michael C. Trusclair at Alcorn State University in Mississippi, Brint M. Martin at Hampton University in Virginia, and Gwendolyn Caples at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Jackson State Honors Former Political Science Professor

Endowed Scholarship Fund at Jackson State Honors Former Political Science Professor

Jackson State University in Mississippi has created an endowed scholarship fund in honor of Charles Holmes, the former professor and chair of the department of political science in the College of Liberal Arts.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa Is a Finalist for an Administrative Post at the University of Nebraska

Jesse Lutabingwa, a native of Tanzania, is associate vice chancellor for international education and development and a profeessor of public administration at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Six African Americans Named to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

The appointees are Trevor A. Dawes at the University of Delaware, Patricia Lowe at Boston College, Sandra Hodge at Jackson State University, K. Matthew Dames at Georgetown University, Joelle Murchison at the University of Connecticut, and Jason Pina at Ohio University.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The New President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

The New President of Bishop State Community College in Mobile, Alabama

Since 2010, Dr. Sykes has served as president of Alabama Southern Community College in Monroeville. Earlier in his career, President Sykes was dean of students at Meridian Community College in Mississippi.

Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

Journalism Schools at Jackson State and Ole Miss Enter Into a Partnership

Under the partnership the journalism schools at the two universities will exchange faculty members, cooperate on research projects, and have students from both journalism schools participate in annual media conferences at each university.

New Administrative Assignments for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

New Administrative Assignments for Eight African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

HBCUs Awarded 448 Doctorates in 2014, an All-Time High

HBCUs Awarded 448 Doctorates in 2014, an All-Time High

The 448 doctorates awarded by HBCUs is the highest total since JBHE began tracking this statistic. In 2014 there was a 13 percent increase in HBCU doctoral awards from the previous year.

Jackson State University Wins Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Jackson State University Wins Approval to Offer Two New Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Jackson State University will now offer a bachelor of science degree program in biotechnology and a master’s degree in computational/data-enabled science and engineering.

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

Jackson State University More Than Doubles Its Endowment

Recently, the state of Mississippi transferred $24.3 million to Jackson State University, making good on an agreement reached in the 2001 settlement of a desegregation suit. This allocation more than doubles the university’s total endowment.

Jackson State University Launches Its School of Journalism and Media Studies

Jackson State University Launches Its School of Journalism and Media Studies

The university is already well established in the field with a mass communication academic program, two television stations, one radio station, one affiliate radio station, a weekly student newspaper, a student-produced magazine, and access to an online weather facility.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Three African American Scholars Awarded Notable Honors

Three African American Scholars Awarded Notable Honors

The honorees are David Hall, president of the University of the Virgin Islands, Fannie Gaston-Johansson, the first Black woman full professor at Johns Hopkins University, and William Cooley, former dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University.

Five New Administrative Appointments at HBCUs

Five New Administrative Appointments at HBCUs

The new appointees are LeVon E. Wilson at Clark Atlanta University, Christopher Withers at St. Augustine’s University, Elise Durham at Florida A&M University, Genese Lavalais at Jackson State University, and Marcus Burgess at Florida Memorial University.

Leadership Change at Jackson State University

Leadership Change at Jackson State University

James C. Renick, provost at Jackson State University in Mississippi, resigned abruptly without explanation. He was replaced by Evelyn J. Leggette who was promoted to fill the vacancy.

Three African American Educators Receive Notable Honors

Three African American Educators Receive Notable Honors

The honorees are Thomas Calhoun of Jackson State University, Conella Coulter Brown, one of the first Black students at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and James Franklin Densler of the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Jackson State University Takes Its Marketing Efforts Nationwide

Jackson State University Takes Its Marketing Efforts Nationwide

After three straight years of record enrollments, Jackson State University in Mississippi is extending its marketing outreach by showing a television commercial on national cable networks. The commercial will be featured on MTV, VH1, BET, and other cable outlets.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

The Inaugural Dean of the School of Public Health at Jackson State University

Dorothy C. Browne has been serving as an adjunct professor of maternal and child welfare in the School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is the former director of the Public Health Institute at North Carolina A&T State University.

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

Good News! Enrollments Are Up at Some HBCUs

While some historically Black colleges and universities have seen significant enrollment declines in recent years, there has been good news on enrollments at many of the nation’s HBCUs.

Eight African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Eight African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

A Welcome Spike in Enrollments at Southern University

A Welcome Spike in Enrollments at Southern University

Dr. Brandon Dumas, vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has set in motion plans to recruit and retain more students. His efforts have begun to pay off.

In Memoriam: James Arthur Hefner, 1939-2015

In Memoriam: James Arthur Hefner, 1939-2015

James A. Hefner was the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University and the former president of both Jackson State University and Tennessee State University.

A Mississippi Woman's Long Journey From Janitor to the Pinnacle of Higher Education

A Mississippi Woman’s Long Journey From Janitor to the Pinnacle of Higher Education

Yolanda Jones was a college dropout. She enrolled in the Academic Second Chance program at Jackson State University and worked as a janitor to support herself as she pursued a bachelor’s degree. Now she has received a doctorate in urban higher education.

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

Two African American Women Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Katherine C. Hendrix, professor of communication at the University of Memphis and Annette K. Pridgen, an assistant professor of accounting at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

The New Provost at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The New Provost at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Since June 2014, Dr. Joseph Martin Stevenson has served as vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer at the school. He previously served as provost at Mississippi Valley State University and Jackson State University.

A Pair of African American Men Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

A Pair of African American Men Named Chair of Their Academic Departments

Calvin White was appointed chair of the department of history at the University of Arkansas and Timothy Turner is the new chair of the department of biology at Jackson State University in Mississippi.

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Eight African Americans in New Administrative Roles in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.