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Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University’s out-of-state fees will be “significantly reduced” to $500 per semester starting in fall 2019 after approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Associate Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management Warren B. Johnson said JSU’s flat fee amounts to $1,000 per year. Previously, the out-of-state fee was… Continue reading Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

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Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

MEMPHIS, TN – Tickets for the 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx football game go on sale this Friday, February 1st. The highly-anticipated game between the long-time rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.… Continue reading Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

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HBCU graduates publishes reference book on addressing Student Retention and Engagement Strategies

Providing research on the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in its today’s role in higher education and various research methods addressing student retention rates, success levels, and engagement. IGI Global announced the release of “Examining Student Retention and Engagement Strategies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” edited by Samuel L. Hinton, Ed.… Continue reading HBCU graduates publishes reference book on addressing Student Retention and Engagement Strategies

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JSU alum establishes $100,000 endowment for first-time college students from Yazoo County

JACKSON, MS – Dr. Annie Rene Harris Slaughter earned three degrees from Jackson State University, and now she established a $100,000 endowment in memory of her mother – also an alum – to help undergraduates pursue their academic dreams at their alma mater. Funds will be matched by Title III, according to a press released… Continue reading JSU alum establishes $100,000 endowment for first-time college students from Yazoo County

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Jackson State National Alumni Association Launches $5 Million Fundraising Campaign

JACKSON, MS – During Jackson State University’s homecoming pre-game show, the National Alumni Association publicly launch the Millions of Eyes on Excellence Fundraising Campaign with the anticipation of raising $5 million within two years. Jackson State President William B. Bynum, Jr. challenged the alumni to raise $5 million after they collaboratively raised $1 million by… Continue reading Jackson State National Alumni Association Launches $5 Million Fundraising Campaign

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Jackson State among four Mississippi universities to share $20 million, five-year grant from NSF

JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University, a historically black university, located in Jackson, Mississippi is among four Mississippi universities where a $20 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will spur creative discovery and economic opportunities through Mississippi’s research universities. According to a new release by the University, the state of Mississippi will establish… Continue reading Jackson State among four Mississippi universities to share $20 million, five-year grant from NSF

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Southern Heritage Classic football game canceled due to inclement weather, will not be rescheduled

MEMPHIS, TN – After more than three hours of lightning delays in Memphis at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, the Southern Heritage Classic football game between Tennessee State and Jackson State was canceled. “We went through all the options and checked both of the schedules, and there was no other way to play this game,” said… Continue reading Southern Heritage Classic football game canceled due to inclement weather, will not be rescheduled

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Jackson State University announces plan to address budget deficit

JACKSON, MS – Following months of careful review of the financial issues at Jackson State University, interim President Rod Paige announced Tuesday (May 30) the completion of a comprehensive Budget Reduction and Recovery Plan designed to improve efficiencies and move the university toward fiscal stability. According to the university, the plan includes implementing a hiring… Continue reading Jackson State University announces plan to address budget deficit

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Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige named as interim president of Jackson State University

JACKSON, MS – The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has named former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige as interim president of Jackson State University on Tuesday, Nov. 1. He will step into the role on Nov. 7. Dr. Glenn Boyce, IHL commissioner, said, “Jackson State University is a tremendous university. We are in… Continue reading Former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige named as interim president of Jackson State University

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Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers resigns

JACKSON, MS –  Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers has resigned, effective November 1, 2016. Everyone, Jackson State University president Carolyn Meyers has announced her resignation, effective Nov. 1. See her letter below. pic.twitter.com/bFnWwXtV9R — Jackson State U. (@JacksonStateU) October 25, 2016 The resignation was officially announced Tuesday evening by Jackson State which is… Continue reading Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers resigns