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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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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