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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012

CAROLYN W. MEYERS, Ph.D. PRESIDENT


Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, healthcare, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. Jackson State University is accredited by the Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award 43 bachelor’s degrees, 36 master’s degrees, three specialist-in-education degrees and 11 doctoral degrees.


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Jackson State University has a rich history of challenging minds and changing lives that we continue to build upon through our core mission of teaching, research and service.

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Over the past year, Jackson State has been moving in new and exciting directions. We have been working hard to expand the university’s reach through technological innovations and by increasing our class offerings and degree programs to meet the needs of 21st century students. Our physical campus also is growing as we get ready to open our first downtown Jackson location. As we grow in size and reach, we have remained committed to achieving excellence in all that we do. Just as we have high expectations of our students, our students have high expectations of us. The achievements you read about in this annual report all stem from our common purpose to provide the best educational experience possible for our students. We strive every day to work as “One Jackson State.” The true measure of our success is how we affect the lives of our students. They, and our graduates, are the best proof of our great work. I hope you will enjoy reading about the many successes we have had this year as we work to chart an even greater future. Discover what’s next. Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D. President


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Student Achievement

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Student Achievement

Jackson State University freshman Harold Owens III won the 2011 U.S. National Yo-Yo Championship. Owens, a chemistry major from Carmel, Ind., beat out 15 other competitors to take home the title.

The Jackson State Lady Tigers completed a perfect run through the Southwestern Athletic Conference volleyball tournament, beating fourtime defending champion Alabama A&M. It was the first ever volleyball championship for JSU (29-9), which claimed the tournament title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs.

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Jackson State University student Dereka Carroll was honored during the annual Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) program at the Mississippi State Capitol. The HEADWAE program was established in 1987 by the Mississippi Legislature to annually honor the academically talented students and faculty members of Mississippi’s higher education institutions who have made outstanding contributions to promoting academic excellence.


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Mussabir Saeed and Sadia Khan won second place for presentations during the February 2012 Mississippi Academy of Science Symposium held in Hattiesburg, Miss. Saeed’s poster presentation was titled “Selective Detection of Phosphate by Novel Chemosensor in Neutral Water.” Khan’s oral presentation was titled “Multifunctional Nanoparticle For Targeted Sensing of Multi Drug Resistant Bacteria.”

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Tiffany Edmondson, a senior mass communications major with an emphasis in broadcast production and a minor in political science, spent the spring 2012 semester as an intern with the White House Correspondence Associates Program in the Office of Presidential Correspondence. Mea E. Ashley, Miss JSU 2011-12, raised more than $12,000 during the inaugural year of the Queens Campaign. The Jackson, Miss., native graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and went on to attend Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Ashley also was featured in the September 2012 edition of Ebony magazine.

YEAR IN REVIEW

JULY 2011

• The Jackson State College of Education and Human Development becomes one of 39 schools to join the simSchool Modules Project, a Web-based classroom simulation program where students and instructors explore instructional strategies and classroom management techniques.

• The Jackson State Blue Bengal Athletic Association presents a $25,000 check to the university during its annual Awards Fellowship Ceremony.


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Spring 2012 graduate DeAndre Gates is employed at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) in Baltimore, Md., and has been accepted into the University of Baltimore Master of Public Administration program. While at JSU, the St. Louis native served as Mr. Senior and was the founder of The Gentleman’s Academy.

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10 Latoya Clark, a senior on the JSU volleyball team, was recognized as the Southwestern Athletic Conference Woman of the Year and graduated magna cum laude with a degree in social work. Clark was one of 90 student athletes at JSU to maintain a 3.0 grade point average and be named to the All-SWAC team.

The Jackson State women’s golf team dominated the field at the 2012 Southwestern Athletic Conference Championships at Links on the Bayou in Alexandria, La., en route to its 15th conference title under head coach Eddie Payton.

JULY 2011

• Five Jackson State researchers are recognized as pioneers in their fields during an induction ceremony into the National Academy of Inventors.

August 2011

• The JSU College of Business launches the Master of Business Administration online degree program.

• The Margaret Walker Center receives a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a feasibility study for a state-ofthe-art research complex dedicated to the African-American experience.


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Research, Teaching and Service

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• Jackson State filed three new patent applications and received six intellectual property disclosures during the fiscal year.

• Jackson State provided leadership for the creation of the State of Mississippi Optical Network and the Internet2 Connector site. With more than eight terabytes per second of potential capacity now flowing through Jackson, the Internet2 connection gives JSU researchers the ability to share large data sets with collaborators across the country and the globe.

• The Mississippi Learning Institute at Jackson State University began a project to create a highquality, seamless education system in the Jackson community that spans a child’s educational experience from preschool to college. The project is funded by a $700,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The foundation supports children, families and communities in their efforts to create conditions that propel vulnerable children to success.

• The JSU NASA Education Resource Center provided outreach to 600 educators, 500 students and 4,800 community members and facilitated 60 development workshops.

• Jackson State University, through the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Services Research, was awarded a five-year, $5.4 million grant by the National Institutes of Health – National

AUGUST 2011

• U.S. Judge Carlton Reeves addresses more than 375 graduates during the summer commencement exercises. Reeves, a JSU alum who was nominated for the federal judiciary by President Barack Obama, serves the Southern District of Mississippi.

SEPTEMBER 2011

• JSU kicked off its centennial football season with an opening game against Concordia College. The season-long celebrations recognized some of the greatest football players in school history, including Walter Payton, Lem Barney, Jackie Slater and Willie Richardson.


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Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) to establish an NIH Transdisciplinary Center of Excellence on National Health Disparities. • Jackson State University received one of six Partners for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) awards from the National Science Foundation as a result of the 2012 PREM competition. The PREM award, which amounts to $3 million over five years, will help fund Jackson State’s research in the area of multifunctional nanomaterial. • Eli Lilly and Jackson State signed a Materials Transfer Agreement, giving the university membership to Lilly’s Open Innovation Drug Discovery Program. Eli Lilly, the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, was

founded in 1876. It conducts clinical research in more than 55 countries, has research and development facilities in eight countries and manufacturing plants in 13 countries, and the company’s products are marketed in 125 countries. • Radiance Technologies Inc. announced it was awarded a $300 million ID/IQ contract for Agile Cyber Technology through the Air Force Research Lab. Jackson State University is the academic partner in this effort, which will develop cutting-edge cyber hardware and software tools, supporting the Air Force in the cyber domain.

SEPTEMBER 2011

• JSU welcomes Film Forward: Advancing Cultural Dialogue, a Sundance Institute initiative in partnership with U.S. cultural agencies. • The Penguin restaurant opens at One University Place.

OCTOBER 2011

• Nobel Laureates Walter Kohn, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Sir Harold W. Kroto, from Florida State University, visit JSU for the 20th annual Conference on Current Trends in Computational Chemistry.

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• The Upward Bound Program was awarded $250,000 beginning in June 2012, for a total of $1.25 million over a five-year period.  The program provides low income and/or first generation high school students with academic support to prepare them to apply, matriculate and graduate from post-secondary institutions. 

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• Jackson State established a Veterans Center to provide support services to veterans, service members, dependents and survivors. The center has promoted its services at Yellow Ribbon military recruitment events, military reserve units and through meetings with regional Veterans Affairs representatives, and faculty and staff members from each Jackson State department. • The Student Health Center was awarded a mini-grant by the Mississippi State Department of Health, Rapid HIV Testing – Syphilis Elimination for up to $28,800 annually.  The grant will allow the Student Health Center to provide rapid HIV and syphilis testing during routine health care. This grant will last five years for a total of $144,000.   

OCTOBER 2011

• Royal Bleau Boutique opens at One University Place

• EnVision Eye Care & Optical Boutique opens at One University Place

NOVEMBER 2011

• The Margaret Walker Center opened the William D. Lamson Manuscript Collection. Lamson was a forensic demographer, cartographer and expert witness who worked on numerous school desegregation, voting rights, judicial redistricting and housing discrimination cases.


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Business and Finance

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Business and Finance

E & G REVENUES

FY 2010

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FY 2012

Tuition

$47,086,283

$55,207,349

$56,672,309

State Appropriations

$45,262,424

$42,449,568

$47,738,288

$0

$5,185,457

$0

State Grants and Contracts

$2,814,346

$0

$0

Sales and Services

$1,066,877

$1,531,111

$1,178,093

Other Sources

$3,692,759

$1,544,513

$1,163,967

$99,922,689

$105,917,998

$106,752,657

Federal Grants and Contracts

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FY 2011

Total Sources of Funding $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000

FY 2010

$10,000,000

FY 2011

$0

Tuition

State Appropriations

Federal Grants and Contracts

State Grants and Contracts

Sales and Services

Other Sources

FY 2012

$70,000,000 $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000

FY 2010

$0

FY 2011

-$10,000,000 Salaries/Wages /Fringes

Travel

Contractual Services

Commodities

Capital Outlay Non Equipment

Transfer Out

FY 2012


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E&G EXPENSES BY ACCOUNT TYPE FY 2011

FY 2012

$60,000,000

$69,275,269

$64,734,038

$66,091,143

$50,000,000

$855,344

$1,474,503

$1,141,897

20,482,703

$20,791,779

$23,877,935

$20,000,000

$6,583,373

$5,839,324

$8,383,947

$10,000,000

$768,323

$226,404

-$1,517,607

Salaries/Wages/Fringes Travel

$40,000,000

Contractual Services

$30,000,000

Commodities Capital Outlay - Non Equipment $0

Tuition - Equipment State Appropriations Capital Outlay

Federal Grants and Contracts

Transfer Out

$1,241,033

$816,589

$311,109

$99,909,585

$94,984,826

$98,763,725

Total Uses of Funding

$703,541

Sales and Services $1,102,190

State Grants and Contracts

$475,301

Other Sources

FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012

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FY 2010

$60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000

FY 2010

$0

FY 2011

-$10,000,000 Salaries/Wages /Fringes

Travel

Contractual Services

Commodities

Capital Outlay Non Equipment

Transfer Out

FY 2012

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$70,000,000


Business and Finance

E & G REVENUES E & G Revenues FY 2012

Original Budget *

Tuition

State Appropriations

$46,727,056

$56,672,309

$500,000

$1,178,093

$48,744,319

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Other Sources

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Actual

$47,738,288

$300,000

$1,163,967

$60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $0

Tuition

State Appropriations

Sales and Service

Other Sources

Original Budget* Actual

$70,000,000 $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $0 -$10,000,000 Salaries/Wages /Fringes

Travel

Contractual Services

Commodities

Capital Outlay

Transfer Out

Original Budget* Actual


Business and Finance $60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000

E&G EXPENSES BY ACCOUNT TYPE

$10,000,000 $0

Tuition

State Appropriations

Salaries/Wages/Fringes

Original Budget *

Sales and Service

Travel

Actual

$66,783,987

66,091,143

26,088,829

23,877,935

1,265,067

(1,042,306)

1,051,121 Budget* 1,141,897 Original

Contractual Services

Actual

2,516,909

Capital Outlay Transfer Out

1,665,462

8,383,947

311,109

$60,000,000 $50,000,000 $40,000,000

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Commodities

$70,000,000

Other Sources

$20,000,000 $10,000,000 $0 -$10,000,000 Salaries/Wages /Fringes

Travel

Contractual Services

Commodities

Capital Outlay

Transfer Out

Original Budget* Actual

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$30,000,000


Business and Finance

E & G Revenues FY 2012 Tuition

State Appropriations

$56,672,309 47,738,288

Sales and Services

1,178,093

Other Sources

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Actual

1,163,967

Tuition State Appropriations Sales and Services Other Sources

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E&G Expenses by Account Type

Salaries/Wages/Fringes Travel

Actual

$66,091,143 1,141,897

Contractual Services

23,877,935

Capital Outlay

(1,042,306)

Commodities

Transfer Outs

8,383,947

311,109


Business and Finance Business Office Changes in Net Assets FY 2010 Unaudited Financial Statements

180,222,020

FY 2011 198,463,111

FY 2012 215,047,648

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$200,000,000 $190,000,000 $180,000,000 $170,000,000 $160,000,000

Auxiliary Services

FY 2011

Food Services

Tuition

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FY 2012

Housing Walter Payton Center

University Stadium

90,143.00

130,425.00

147.00

23,345.77

199,405.33

Sales & Services

262,559.90

6,172,581.10

Other Revenue

881,312.40

1,199,033.35

9,327,430.90

1,211,237.04

1,171,147.08

Total Revenue

1,143,872.30

7,371,614.45

9,417,720.90

1,365,007.81

1,370,552.41

Employee Exp

391,234.58

70,472.92

1,332,549.71

384,154.72

454,248.49

7,493.50

457.93

17,526.69

500.00

Contractual Services

19,842.01

5,995,719.03

234,922.29

165,412.11

681,500.27

Commodities

40,312.46

189,014.12

1,552,812.69

192,303.22

222,003.93

1,014,474.86

(797,074.33)

(200,148.13)

16,063.38

12,465.23

130,839.83

1,177,558.55

2,952,379.20

794,704.09

Travel

Captial Outlay Transfer Out

Total Expenses 1,604,197.24 6,636,148.22 5,890,042.45

1,553,137.52

-

1,370,217.92

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$0

FY 2010


Business and Finance GRANTS & CONTRACTS TOTAL CASH RECEIPTS Department of Health & Human Services 11%

National Science Foundation 8%

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Other Federal Grants 19%

Advances 5%

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State of Mississippi Grants 3% Cash receipts - $75,044,171.41

AMOUNT INVOICED VS. CASH RECEIPTS 90 80 70 60

30 20 10 0

28%

40

28%

50

Invoices & Advances Total Cash Receipts Amount Outstanding At June 30, 2012


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President’s Cabinet

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President’s Cabinet

David Buford General Counsel

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David Buford arrived at Jackson State to serve as the associate general counsel in 2006. He was promoted to general counsel in 2012. Prior to coming to the university, Buford worked as an associate attorney with the local firm currently known as Jones, Funderburg, Sessums, Peterson, and Lee, PLLC. Buford’s primary area of practice was employment law, workers’ compensation and general litigation. Buford earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mississippi in 2000 and a juris doctorate from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2003.

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Dr. Marcus Chanay Vice President for Student Life

Dr. Marcus A. Chanay manages all facets of student life including housing, career and counseling services and student leadership. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff alumnus was promoted from associate vice president to vice president in July 2011. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision and a doctorate degree in urban higher education from Jackson State University.

Dr. Deborah F. Dent Interim Vice President of Information Management

Dr. Deborah F. Dent worked for more than 36 years for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg before joining Jackson State University in August 2012. For the past decade, Dent served as deputy director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center. There she managed operations of the lab and oversaw the execution of ITL’s facility budgets and assisted the execution of its research and development, engineering, information technology and major computational efforts.

NOVEMBER 2011

• Jackson State renews Rick Comegy’s contract as the Tigers head football coach through 2013. • The Jackson State’s College of Business culminates its $5 million Five for Five Fund campaign

DECEMBER 2011

• Thirty-three students participate in the Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning’s first international Alternative Fall Break, traveling to China.


President’s Cabinet

Dr. Vivian L. Fuller Athletics Director

Dr. Vivian L. Fuller joined the JSU team in August 2011 from Sojourner-Douglass College, where she served as dean of the college’s Cambridge, Md., campus. Before joining Sojourner-Douglass in 2003, Fuller spent more than a decade directing the athletics programs at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Tennessee State University and Northeastern Illinois University. Fuller earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Fayetteville State University, a master’s of education from the University of Idaho and a doctorate in higher education from Iowa State.

David Hoard has a 30-year background in fundraising at institutions of higher learning, as well as nonprofits, raising more than $250 million in his career. Before arriving at Jackson State University in August 2011, Hoard served as an executive director at Savannah College of Art and Design and vice chancellor at North Carolina A&T State University. He is also chief executive officer of D. W. Hoard & Associates. Hoard holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Oberlin College.

Dr. William E. McHenry oversees the university’s research and technology hub, which also provides support services to businesses, researchers and organizations. Before arriving at Jackson State in 2005, McHenry held administrative positions with the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. McHenry holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Southern Arkansas University and a doctorate in synthetic heterocyclic organic chemistry from Mississippi State University.

DECEMBER 2011

• Jackson State unveils two JSU-themed JATRAN busses

JANUARY 2012

• Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers appoints an Evening and Weekend Degree Task Force to recommend opportunities to expand course offerings and degree programs.

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Dr. William E. McHenry Executive Director of the Mississippi e-Center @ JSU

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David Hoard Vice President for Institutional Advancement


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Dr. Felix Okojie Vice President for Research and Federal Relations

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Dr. Felix Okojie has been a member of Jackson State University’s team for nearly 20 years. In his current capacity, Okojie has helped to bring in more than $670 million to the university for research. Okojie holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Auchi Polytechnic, a master’s degree in medical sociology and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from Atlanta University. Okojie also earned a master of public health degree from Jackson State University.

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Dr. James C. Renick

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. James C. Renick joined Jackson State’s administration in July 2011 after serving as vice president of the American Council on Education. Renick was president of North Carolina A&T University from 1999 to 2006 and chancellor of the University of Michigan-Dearborn from 1993 to 1999. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Central State University in Ohio, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas and a doctorate in public administration from Florida State University.

Michael Thomas Vice President for Business and Finance

Michael Thomas, who came to Jackson State in 2010 as interim vice president for business and finance, was named to the position permanently in 2011. Thomas joined Jackson State after 16 years with the Jackson Public School District where he managed a $350 million budget. Thomas holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Jackson State.


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Notable appointments

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The Inauguration of Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D.

S tate Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner Hank Bounds administered the oath of office, and, along with IHL board member and JSU alumnus Bob Owens and IHL President Robin Robinson, presented Meyers with the presidential Chain of Office. In her inaugural address, Meyers spoke about unity of purpose, dreaming big and excellence in all things.

Meyers took the helm of Jackson State in January 2011. Under her leadership, JSU earned a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and national accreditations in business, teacher education and engineering as well as full certification by the NCAA. Meyers also pushed Jackson State’s enrollment to an all-time high of 8,903, increased fundraising to $7.5 million, and positioned the university to become a national model for educating the underserved and achieving global recognition for excellence in education, research and service. Meyers brings to Jackson State more than 30 years of academic and administrative leadership experience in higher education, serving most recently as president of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Va. She served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where she was a tenured professor of mechanical engineering and dean of the College of Engineering. Meyers also was a tenured faculty member at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was the first associate dean for research in its College of Engineering. A native of Newport News, Va., Meyers earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University. She is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Meyers emphasized Jackson State’s value to the region, where in 2010, the university’s economic impact exceeded $413 million.

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The Jackson State University community joined city, state and national leaders and delegates from colleges, universities and educational associations from around the country on March 30 for the investiture ceremony of JSU’s 10th and first female president, Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D. Gov. Phil Bryant addressed the audience at the Rose Embly McCoy Auditorium after the procession of faculty and delegates dressed in blue, gold, green and crimson academic regalia.


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NOTABLE APPOINTMENTS

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ROBINSON NAMED DEAN EMERITUS The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning approves Dean Emeritus status for Dollye M.E. Robinson in 2012. Dr. Robinson, former dean of the College of Liberal Arts, has served Jackson State University for 60 years. She also is a full professor in the Department of Music. In recognition of Robinson’s numerous contributions, the College of Liberal Arts building bears her name. Robinson began her career at JSU in 1952 as the assistant band director and instructor of music. Since that time, Robinson has served in leadership positions including head of the Department of Music, chair of the Division of Fine Arts, associate dean of the School of Liberal Arts and dean of the College of Liberal Arts. During her tenure at JSU, Robinson led significant progress at the university including designing and supervising the construction of the F.D. Hall Music Center and providing significant input in the design of the College

FEBRUARY 2012

• The Career Services Center hosts its first Federal Employers Panel Discussion, which includes representatives from the Internal Revenue Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Labor, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Probationary Services and the Bureau of Land Management. More than 150 students learn about job opportunities with the federal government and how to be successful in the application process.

of Liberal Arts building, which is named in her honor. She also initiated the degree programs for the bachelor of music education, bachelor of music performance and the master of music education, while supervising the self-study process for initial accreditation for the Department of Music and the Department of Art, and for the university in 1971 with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. A Jackson native, Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Jackson State and a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. She has also studied at Boston University and the Boston College of Music.

March 2012

• The Mississippi House and Senate issue concurrent resolutions commending Jackson State President Carolyn W. Meyers for her dedication to the university and congratulating her on her formal investiture as JSU’s 10th president.


NOTABLE APPOINTMENTS Jackson State University named a seasoned athletics director and college administrator as its new athletics director. Dr. Vivian L. Fuller takes the helm of Jackson State’s athletics program just in time for the start of JSU’s celebration of 100 years of football.

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Dr. Loretta A. Moore, who since 2011 served as interim associate dean for the College of Science, Engineering and Technology at Jackson State University, was appointed associate vice president for Research and Scholarly Engagement.

Dr. Kimberly Hilliard, who since 2010 served as director of the Jackson State University Center for University-Based Development, became JSU’s new executive director of Community Engagement.

Jackson State University named Surina R. Dixon – a veteran basketball coach with over 20 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and II levels – as the university’s head women’s basketball coach.

MARCH 2012

• Jackson State honors the memory of Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green. The annual Gibbs-Green Memorial serves as a reminder of the tragic campus shooting in the spring of 1970, which claimed their lives and injured 12 others.

• Jackson State partners with the Mississippi Museum of Art to host the Walter O. Evans Collection of African-American Art.

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NOTABLE APPOINTMENTS

Vice President for Student Life Dr. Marcus A. Chanay was appointed to the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals board to be in charge of conference development. He also was re-appointed as chair of the Chief Student Affairs Officers Board for the Institutions of Higher Learning.

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Dr. Thomas Calhoun was named president-elect of the Association of Black Sociologists. Calhoun’s primary research and teaching specialties include deviance, qualitative research methods, and race and ethnic relations. The ABS’s mission is to build a tradition of scholarship and service, informed by the interests of historically disenfranchised groups in general and Black/ African-American people in particular. Calhoun currently serves as interim associate vice president for Academic Affairs.

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Dr. William McHenry, executive director of the Mississippi e-Center @JSU and a professor of organic chemistry at Jackson State University, was appointed one of five new members of the Board of Directors of the Better Business Bureau serving Mississippi. McHenry will serve a three-year term. Serving as the supervisory body of BBB, the Board of Directors is composed of executives from accredited businesses of the BBB. New board members are nominated by the Board’s Executive Committee and voted on by the full board and all accredited businesses.

April 2012

• Jazz vocalist and Jackson State alumnus Cassandra Wilson performs at the university’s annual outdoor concert, “Jazz On The Plaza.”

• The Center for Student Leadership & Involvement hosts its annual Emerging Leaders Leadership Summit. Students from JSU, Tougaloo, Alcorn, MVSU and Mississippi College attended.


NOTABLE APPOINTMENTS Patrica B. Mitchell was named associate vice president of Institutional Advancement. Mitchell previously served as the director of advancement services at North Carolina A&T State University. The Jackson, N.C., native holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration management from A&T. Mitchell also worked in development at Georgia State University and the Secretary of State’s Office.

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Tim Abram was named director of Jackson State’s new Veterans Center. Abram, a JSU alumnus, holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and a master’s degree in guidance counseling. Abram served as associate director for the JSU Center for Service and Community Engaged Learning in the Division of Student Life.

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Dr. Mark Henderson, director of theatre, was named the 32nd president of the National Association of Dramatic & Speech Arts Inc. Also, JSU junior Christopher Cox became the association’s national student president.

APRIL 2012

• Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker addresses Jackson State graduates, urging them to stand up for what they believe and continue their ancestors’ struggle for freedom and justice for all.

MAY 2012

• The Jackson State Farmers Network launches a tour of the state of Mississippi to enlighten socially disadvantaged farmers about the various agencies and available programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


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Jackson State University Vice President for Finance and Operations Michael Thomas was named to the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on behalf of the university. The chamber, which operates under the Greater Jackson Partnership, aims to improve the community through education, business/community development, legislative issues, marketing the city internally and externally, and public safety.

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Jackson State University biology professor Dr. Stephen Ekunwe became a fellow of the African Scientific Institute (ASI). The ASI Fellows Association is an international group of accomplished academics, researchers and business people in the fields of science and technology. There are currently 553 ASI Fellows from 41 countries.

JUNE 2012

• Thanks to a scholarship program sponsored by the Mississippi e-Center @JSU, Jackson State will provide iPads to every full-time member of the fall 2012 class entering JSU for the first time as a freshman. About 900 new freshmen are expected.

JULY 2012

• Jackson State opens its new JSU Welcome Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The center serves as the university’s hospitality site for campus visitors, including prospective students and their families, alumni and people interested in JSU.


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In recognition of Black History Month, the Jackson State University College of Liberal Arts departments of History/Philosophy and Political Science celebrated the important and historic contributions of African Americans in the Mississippi Legislature during a program Feb. 29 on JSU’s GibbsGreen Pedestrian Walkway. Close to two dozen lawmakers joined JSU faculty, staff, students and administrators for the program. The program included the unveiling of bricks engraved with the names of all current and past African-American legislators in Mississippi. The bricks span the width of the Gibbs-Green Walkway between the H.P. Jacobs Administration Tower and the Student Center.

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The Jackson State University Department of Recreation Services has offered the Camp Tiger Tails program for the past four years. This summer, 125 children took part in the camp, representing a 56 percent increase in campers.


Campus to Community The “Sweetness” 5K Run/Walk/Ride and 1 Mile Fun Run Fight Against Obesity, which was held in conjunction with a health symposium at Jackson State, had more than 1,500 people in attendance. A total of 574 individuals participated in the Run/ Walk/Ride event, which was a 32.6 percent increase over 2011.

•Social media presence increased to 21,000 Facebook followers, 8,000 Twitter followers, 350,000 YouTube views, and 435,000 views of JSU news stories on the JSU website (Jacksonian magazine was viewed 18,000 times online). •The creation of four new affinity groups including J-Settes, Sonic

•With the establishment of new chapters, the alumni giving percentage rose from 1.7 to 2.4 percent. •Alumni Affairs established new chapters in Mississippi in Simpson and Madison counties. •WJSU and JSU media won 17 Associated Press (AP) awards. •WJSU and JSU TV launched “An Ounce of Prevention,” an evidencebased program that focuses on simple but effective steps that listeners can take to reduce their risk of developing chronic and infectious diseases to achieve and maintain wellness.

JULY 2012

•JSU TV increased on-air production by 400 percent with one additional bi-weekly program, delayed coverage of football and basketball games and celebrity interviews that included Jesse Jackson, Al Green and Ricky Smiley. •JSU TV produced over 200 hours of live streaming events, an increase of 20 hours from the previous year. •JSU TV broadcast seven football and five basketball games live. •JSU TV and Athletic Media Relations collaborated to produce basketball and football coaches programs highlighting game coverage •The JSU Development Foundation’s efforts led the university to having its largest endowment ever, surpassing $14 million. Also, the university’s asset base surpassed $52 million.

• Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers honors 17 JSU researchers at an appreciation dinner at her home for achieving the top-funded projects during FY2011-2012. Together, the researchers generated more than $24 million of the university’s $49 million in sponsored research for the fiscal year.

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•The JSUgo mobile app – which allows Jacksonians to get instant updates and access to course offerings, and admissions information – was downloaded more than 12,000 times by July, eight months after its launch.

Boom of the South Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Alumni Student Recruitment, helped the university expand its reach and potential for giving.

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•Public relations and marketing efforts exposed JSU to a wider audience through the installation of banners throughout the campus community and at the Medgar Evers Airport, the Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium and in downtown Jackson.


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•The Division of General Counsel worked closely with Human Resources and Academic Affairs to investigate and resolve employee complaints as well as support appeal processes. This work reduced potential future liability, ensured compliance with laws and policies, and promoted fairness through institutional oversight. During 2011-2012, the 3,000,000 number of employee complaints which advanced to 2,000,000 become an active lawsuit continued to decrease. 1,000,000 of General Counsel responded to •The Division all Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 0 charges and investigations, none of which resulted in an adverse finding by the EEOC. Furthermore, the majority of charges did not advance to litigation. The DGC negotiated and facilitated a successful settlement of an OCR complaint without any cost to or payment from the University.

•The Division of General Counsel’s most notable collection of policies, which was approved during this time, is the 2012 JSU Staff Handbook. Some notable policies govern the following: sexual harassment, employee complaint procedures, ethics and whistleblowing, commencement, background checks, free speech, limited English proficiency, tuition waivers, the use of state-owned vehicles, and the policy on policies. •Each athletic team participated in community service activities including the Jackson Public Schools College Spirit Day, Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital visits, nursing home visits, reading to children in the neighboring Washington Addition community, and breast cancer awareness events.

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•The Division of General Counsel implemented litigation strategies, managed outside legal counsel, coordinated discovery requests with university personnel, drafted dispositive legal pleadings, prepared witnesses for depositions and hearings, and participated in depositions and hearings. No verdict was awarded against the university, multiple lawsuits were dismissed, two tort cases were favorably settled, and the overall litigation caseload was decreased.

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BY THE NUMBERS • Class of 2014 retention 75 percent of 2010 freshmen returned sophomore year 2011-2012 ANNUAL REPORT

• Degrees awarded 2011-12 Bachelors - 1,064 Masters – 412 Specialist – 23 Doctoral – 60 TOTAL – 1,559 •2011-12 Research support (includes most recent year available) $46.7 million • Total instructional faculty Full-time – 378 Part-time – 139 TOTAL - 517

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•Faculty with terminal degrees 77 percent •Total employees 1,506

•Total enrollment 8,903 • International and multicultural student enrollment Black - 8,117 (91.17 percent) White - 575 (6.46 percent) Multiracial - 85 (0.96 percent) Hispanic - 50 (0.56 percent) Asian - 60 (0.67 percent) Native American - 16 (0.18 percent) •Number of states represented on campus: 34 •Number of countries represented on campus: 49 •Number of alumni on record: 39,000 •Major buildings, all campuses: 55 •Total acres, all campuses: 294 acres

•Total Development Foundation endowment: $11.3 million •Alumni giving: $3.2 million


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