Division of Student Life - Jackson State University

Student Life serves as a student-centered and technologically-infused office,
promoting learning communities that foster a safe, respectful, and healthy
environment to be consumed by its constituents. We align initiatives (programs and
services) to empower the university’s faculty and staff, students, and community to
responsibly develop academic, physical, psychological, service, social, and
leadership accountability. Ultimately, this produces respected, diverse, engaged,
and ethical professionals and citizens who mirror the changing demographics of the
2013-2014 GOALS
Along with Facilities Management and Construction, the Division will begin planning the 3.5 million renovation of
Stewart Hall to house the JSU HealthPlex, which will include the departments of Disability Services, Health Services,
Latasha Norman Counseling Center, Alcohol Drug Studies, and Campus Ministries.
Complete the renovation of Alexander West during Summer 2014 and be ready for occupancy for Fall 2014. Begin
renovation of Alexander East during Summer 2014.
Along with the JSU Foundation, begin the planning of the 630 Bed Honors Residential Hall.
In conjunction with Institutional Advancement, establish a campaign drive to assist with providing furnishings and
equipment for the JSU HealthPlex.
The Division will continue evaluating the new housing structure to ensure efficiency and management control.
The Division will improve campus climate on diversity by establishing a student life diversity committee that will work
hand in hand with the University committee.
To promote student retention through the provision of a wide range of support services, i.e., First Year Experience
Program, Parent Student Organization, and Leadership Programming.
Along with the University Title IX Coordinator, identify and train a Title IX Deputy Coordinator to aid students affected
by sexual misconduct, sexual assault, rape, sexual harassment, etc.
The Department of Career Services and Student Employment Center Corporate Partners increased
from 6 to 10 and raised a total of $17,750.00 in corporate partnerships.
Blue and White Flash student newspaper received a total of 15 awards, which included state, regional
and national recognitions.
Housing/Residence Life housing model was implemented to ensure efficiency, effectiveness and best
In conjunction with the Division of Academic Affairs, the USA Today College Program was
implemented. Distribution of the newspaper occurred in all residence halls, Honors College and the
Department of Mass Communication.
The JSU Health Center received a grant from the Mississippi Department of Health in the amount of
$10,000 to conduct Rapid Test, syphilis test and Chlamydia and gonorrhea tests.
Alice Harden Center for Community Service and Service Learning received the 2013 President’s
Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
The JSU Veterans Center received the distinction of a Military Friendly Campus for 2013.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT1: Began tracking clinical cases of staph skin infections and early diabetes (prediabetes) for later incorporation into two case studies required for accreditation.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: Begin researching several EMR companies and reviewed their systems at the
annual American College Health Association meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. Visited and evaluated
the EMR programs on the campuses of The University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 3: Conducted educational programs in the residence halls once a month. The
Health Center also coordinated the Annual Health Fair, Spring, 2013. Several programs related to the
HIV/AIDS awareness grant resulted in an increase of numbers reported by the previous year. For
example: the National HIV/Aids testing day, World Aids Day - December 1, 2013, National Aids Forum
February 7, 2013, National Aids Awareness - April, 12, 2013. Collectively over 1000 students
participated in all of the events. The BET Health College Tour was conducted on campus where135
student were tested on that day.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 4: The Student Health Advisory Committee/Peer Education Program was
created to assist the staff in residential and campus wide programming. This committee was organized
in conjunction with the HIV Awareness Grant. Twelve (12) students were active on the committee and
met bi-monthly. Eight students also traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the HBCU Peer
Education Retreat at Morehouse College, which was held Jan 25-27, 2013.
2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Integrate Student Health Services and the Latasha Norman
Counseling and Disability Services into a single department so that all
services can be coordinated and delivered more seamlessly.
● GOAL 2: Immediately expand access to physician and nurse
practitioner services by expanding hours and scope of services
available at the Student Health Center.
GOAL 3: Complete the case studies required before submitting
application for accreditation by the Association for Ambulatory Health
Care Centers.
GOAL 4: Begin investigating the possibility of the Health Center being
2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Establish more leadership programs for residential students by
participating in student conferences, soliciting motivational speakers, and
participating in service learning projects.
● GOAL 2: In conjunction with the Division of Academic Affairs, establish a living
and learning community program within the residence halls. Hire a Living and
Learning Coordinator to coordinate programs that encourage and enhance
academic learning is continued in our residential halls.
● GOAL 3: Establish an R&R Account.
● GOAL 4: Create more diversity programming and initiatives within the residence
● GOAL 5: Purchase a housing model that will give the Department the ability to
have online room assignments, lottery, and generate occupancy reports.
Tiger Plaza is 240 bed housing facility used to accommodate upperclassman
male students. There are currently 110 male students who reside in this facility.
GOAL 1: Increase Intramural and Recreation programs.
During the 2012-2013 academic term only four (4) recreational programs were offered: Football, Basketball, Racquetball, and Table
Fall 2013: During the fall 2013 semester, intramural sports added Indoor/Outdoor Volleyball, Fantasy Basketball, Fantasy Football,
Indoor Soccer, Outdoor Soccer, Board Games, and Kickball.
Spring 2014: During the spring semester, intramural sports will offer Taekwondo, Female Self-Defense Courses, Softball, Squash Ball
and Badminton. This is a increase in the number of sports provided in the previous years.
GOAL 2: Increase the number of female participants.
Fall 2013: Intramurals sports hired and trained student workers to participate in residence hall raids to solicit female residents to
participate in women’s indoor volleyball. Secured a total of four (4) female teams with 20 participants as a result of the raids. Intramural
Sports also integrated six (6) female students to facilitate and referee intramural football.
Spring 2014: In January, intramural sports will administer a survey in the female residence halls to determine what recreational
programs they would like to see catered to their population. Partner with the Department of Housing to initiate a residence hall basketball
challenge within the female residence halls.
GOAL 3: Collaborate programs with other Student Life Departments .
Fall 2013: Partnerships were established with: Latasha Norman Center (Latasha Norman 5K), Department of Housing (Sponsored travel
to University of Southern Mississippi for Intramural Competition), Disability Services (Wheelchair Basketball Training Sessions and
Games), Walter Payton Recreation & Wellness Center (Assist w/ Daily Operations) Student Engagement and Inclusion (Welcome Week
Committee), Class of 2016 Week (Advisor Proxy).
Spring 2014: Collaborations with: Disability Services (Best Practices visit to Ole Miss), Veterans Affairs (ROTC Obstacle Course), SGA
(Battle of the Classes Spring Course), Walter Payton Recreation & Wellness Center (Assist w/ Daily Operations and SWEETNESS 5K).
GOAL 4: Continue expanding the JSU Intramural Sports brand.
Fall 2013: JSU Intramural Sports has successfully acquired a departmental logo. This will help establish the
department as a brand and ensure marketability. This semester, 3x5 push cards and pop-up banners were
distributed. Posted a department events calendar throughout campus, which can also be seen on the JSU Public
Relations email blast. A Facebook page was successfully launched at Intramural Sports at Jackson State University.
Intramural Sports continue to give our student’s exposure to what other intramural programs are doing by attending
the NIRSA Region II flag football championship held annually at the University of Southern Mississippi and NIRSA
Region II Conference.
Spring 2014: Increase our exposure efforts by attending Mississippi State University for an Intramural Basketball
Competition. We will a make a big push to build relations with the city of Jackson by collaborating with the American
Cancer Society to host a Relay for Life event and establish a dance-a-thon to support the efforts of Blair E. Batson’s
Children Hospital.
GOAL 1: Improve the effectiveness of the
Student Life Judicial Process by developing or
purchasing an electronic student conduct
management system to assist in adjudicating
student conduct violations.
GOAL 2: Host a minimum of four (4)
informational sessions within the residence
halls or via university wide workshops
throughout the academic year about the
student judicial process.
GOAL 3: Facilitate informal/formal hearings
based on the guidelines outlined in the
student code of conduct and provide
educational sanctions that will encourage a
change in behavior and decrease the number
of conduct violations.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: An in-house system was created
and utilized for maintaining student judicial records. The
system was efficient and effective in that it provided the staff
with an opportunity to generate the appropriate
correspondence and reports for student conduct violations.
With the increase in student conduct violations, the staff
decided to purchase the Simplicity judicial module for the
2013-2014 academic school year.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: The AVP/Dean of Students and
Housing and Residence Life staff facilitated eight (8)
informational sessions during the 2012-2013 academic year.
We were unable to determine the decrease in student
conduct violations from the previous academic year due to
inconsistencies with the files. However, the number of
students who violated the student code of conduct from Fall
2012 to Spring 2013 decreased.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 3: Students who violated the student
code of conduct for the academic year were provided
educational sanctions as well as campus and/or community
service. For students who failed to complete their sanctions,
a student judicial hold was placed on their account. In
addition, students were contacted via phone informing them
about their judicial sanction (s) and/or holds.
2013-2014 GOALS
GOAL 1: Judicial Services will ensure that the judicial
services function operates as an integral part of contributing
to Jackson State University’s motto, “Challenging Minds,
Changing Lives.”
GOAL 2: Judicial Services will ensure that the Student Code
of Conduct policies and procedures are disseminated,
communicated, interpreted, enforced and reviewed annually.
GOAL 3: Judicial Services will follow published policies to
ensure that each student receives the process that is due
and the mission of Jackson State University is also protected
and upheld.
GOAL 4: Judicial Services will respond accordingly to all
referrals of alleged student misconduct in a fair, objective,
and reasonable manner by following the published policies.
GOAL 5: Judicial Services will encourage ownership for
Jackson State University's governance by partnering with
faculty, staff, administration, students, and other university
stakeholders to promote a shared responsibility for student
success and to assist with locating, interpreting and applying
JSU's Student Code of Conduct and laws applicable to
GOAL 6: Judicial Services will challenge students by
engaging them in conversations about integrity, lifestyle
choices, community, relationships, academic goals,
strengths, diversity, and life beyond Jackson State University.
GOAL 7: Judicial Services will provide learning and
developmental opportunities for students to serve effectively
on the Student Life Disciplinary Committee.
GOAL 8: Judicial Services will seek to prevent violations of
JSU's Student Code of Conduct by participating in proactive
informative programs for all students in an effort to decrease
the number of Student Code of Conduct violations.
GOAL 9: Judicial Services will use individual meetings and
meaningful conversation with students as a primary means to
reduce violations of JSU's Student Code of Conduct, as well
as for student learning, growth and development.
GOAL 10: Judicial Services will require educational sanctions
that provide learning and development for students who
violate JSU's Student Code of Conduct. Examples of
educational sanctions include, but are not limited to: “The
Judicial Educator” modules, community service hours, and
writing/research assignments. Educational sanctions are
intended to reduce violations and be enlightening as
opposed to punitive.
Goal 1: Establish a comprehensive range of
academic and employment support services.
Goal 2: Foster an accessible physical and
technological environment to facilitate
employment, retention and graduation.
Goal 3: Community Integration: Utilize state
and federal laws to ensure full participation of
individuals with disabilities in integrate
community setting through equal access to
programs, transportation, recreation, and
Goal 4: Education: Ensure the rights to quality
educational opportunities for students with
Goal 5: Employment: Eliminate barriers to
the full employment of individuals with
ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: An increased number of students
and employees received services and have successfully
gained the independence towards gradation. Students and
employees maintained and used advocacy skills necessary
for them to fully participate in an inclusive campus and attain
their educational goals with the use of technology.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: Student withdrawal rate decreased
and all employees maintained positions due to
accommodations being met by the department chairs.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS 3: All individuals with disabilities have
had equal access to physical settings and programs,
including use of assistive technology.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 4: Provided representation to 386
students with disabilities to free and appropriate public
education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment.
Representation given for 2012-2013 academic year included
written accommodations, interpreters, note taker, assistive
devices, and tutors.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 5: Ongoing plans are in places to
increase access to support employment services, assistive
technology, training or worksite modifications that assist
individuals with disabilities to prepare for and engage in
2013-2014 GOALS (ADA)
● GOAL 1: Increase and enhance understanding of various student
barriers, provide consultation and serve as a resource on disability
access, and foster. The target population will consist of students,
faculty, staff, and community for awareness.
● GOAL 2: Students will learn to educate other students, promote selfadvocacy and develop independence in disaster planning.
● GOAL 3: Continue to provide representation to students and
employees with disabilities for reasonable accommodations.
● GOAL 4: Provide consistent information, referral, and outreach.
2012-2013 GOALS (LNC)
● GOAL 1: Establish baseline data and to increase the percent of
counseling services and consultation provided to students annually.
● GOAL 2: Establish baseline data to provide outreach programming
(workshops, outreach, and training activities) to students and
increase the percentage annually.
● GOAL 3: Establish baseline data and collaborate with campus
resources to address Multi-cultural, diversity, and mental health
needs of the JSU community.
Provided 373 students in 593 sessions with confidential and consultative counseling services; on-call crisis
intervention to students in need of addressing adjustment difficulties and psychological issues such as depression,
anxiety and interpersonal skills. Provided services with the goal of obtaining accreditation by the International
Association of Counseling Services (IACS). Provided easy access, evaluated services, and referred students to
university and community based resources as needed.
Conducted over sixty (60) workshops, outreach, seminars, and training activities to students and campus community
reaching a total number of 226. Provided trainings and presentations of counseling services to over 1100 incoming
freshmen, community college, and transfer students during Fall 2013 orientation. Conducted workshops to a total
number of 250 employees during the Fall Faculty Staff Orientation for responding to students in distress and
identifying mental health issues.
Enhanced collaboration with the Center for Student Engagement and Inclusion, Health Center, International Studies,
Human Resources, and Student Government Association. Enhanced collaboration with those organizations on
cultural competence and sensitivity addressing mental health needs of the JSU diverse student population.
Participated with the University Behavior Intervention Team (UBIT) and Red Flag identifying high risk students with
mental health needs and those of multicultural background to ensure academic success. Increased professional
development training skills for staff of JSU in working with multicultural and diverse students with mental health
2013-2014 GOALS (LNC)
● GOAL 1: Hire a part-time psychiatrist to provide psychiatric
services for students taking psychotropic medication, assisting
them with matriculation and graduation.
● GOAL 2: Establish a task force team with other Mississippi
University counseling centers and community organizations
increasing awareness of domestic violence, sexual assault,
and stalking on college campuses.
● GOAL 3:
Increase mental health awareness to the
international student population for the purpose of engagement
in counseling services.
Domestic Violence Balloon Release – October 28, 2013
ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: Student veterans are now thoroughly tracked four ways through the Veterans Center:
* A list is provided by the Mississippi Army National Guard of all student veterans receiving benefits who attend JSU.
* The new JSU on-line application includes several questions that capture more accurate veteran’s data.
* JSU financial aid/bursars office is now able to assist with tracking student veterans through G.I. Bill direct payments.
* The center has VA files on all veterans and dependents who are receiving benefits.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: Partnered with the local Army Reserves, MS National Guard, U.S. Coast Guard and Naval Reserves
Center to provide financial resources for military students. We have received awards, accolades and recognition for vital
support of the local veteran community. The Veterans Center staff participated in seven (7) state-wide recruitment events.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 3: Strengthened our relationship with JSU Career Services Center, the Latasha Norman Center for
Counseling and Disability Services, the Jackson VA and several local Veteran Advocacy Centers. We have established a solid
collaboration with the Mississippi Army National Guard office to ensure that student veterans G.I. Bill, tuition assistance and
other financial support is processed in a timely manner. These additional service organizations have enhanced our marketing,
transitional and advocacy goals by advertising our services within their department and through joint collaboration training.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 4: Recruited seven (7) faculty and staff members who serve as “VET PALS.” This program promotes
advocacy in each college for veteran students. Currently, “VET PALS” are assigned to the College of Education & Human
Development, the College of Science Engineering & Technology, the College of Liberal Arts, the Division of Student Life,
Undergraduate Studies and the Graduate School.
2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Increase the admission, retention and graduation rate of student
● GOAL 2: Increase the access to higher education for Mississippi Veterans
and their families.
● GOAL 3: Ease the transition for soldiers who are leaving active duty to
enter college life by offering educational sessions on G.I. Bill Education
benefits, post-deployment issues, classroom support, college survival skill
and other pertinent military-to-civilian services.
● GOAL 4: Solve student veteran issues through a strong and vibrant
network of veteran services and to collaborate best practices for veteran
success with other colleges and universities.
● GOAL 1:
Provide facilities and services for
students, faculty, staff, administration
and the community.
● GOAL 2:
Maintain attractive, safe and functional
facilities for a diverse community.
● GOAL 3:
Provide areas for entertainment,
recreational and leisure time activities,
leadership training, student learning,
cultural diversity.
Facilitated 144 campus based educational and
enrichment programs in the Student Center and Campus
Student Center Operations maintained a productive
relationship with Service Solutions, Facilities
Management and Campus Police. Student Center
Operations facilitated 2,090 events with 7,643.32 events
hours servicing approximately 160,557 attendees.
There was an increase in the number of students
utilizing the Tiger Zone due to updated video gaming
systems and game variety. Student organizations
increased leadership and leisure programs utilizing the
Tiger Zone for game night and the theater for forums
and movie night. Two additional religious organizations
utilized meeting space in the facility.
departments utilized the facility to host activities
(movies, arts and crafts and counseling services) for
residents in the surrounding community. International
Programs hosted several luncheons for international
visitors and students.
● Goal 1: Increase the number and
scope of service-learning
courses and enhance quality of
service engagement.
● Goal 2: Support and increase the
number of institution-wide
community service partnerships
that support social justice
● Goal 3: Provide faculty
development in service
engagement as a teaching
strategy for student learning.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: During the
last two months of 2012-2013, the
number of community service
opportunities increased from 68 to
370. This increase provides
students with more opportunities to
complete the 120-hour requirement
to graduate from the University.
Successfully introduced community
service and leadership components
to the Upward Bound Program.
Community Service Event with the Salvation Army – December 2013
● GOAL 1: Implement a system to track
leadership hours completed by students.
Through this system, students will be
able to request a leadership transcript.
● GOAL 2: Enhance the leadership
capacity of student leaders through
continuous training.
● GOAL 3: Provide active NPHC Chapters
at JSU with the resources and training
needed to become premiere chapters
within their organization.
● GOAL 4: Recruit and engage parents in
the Parent and Family Association.
Organizations completed over 9500
hours of community service during 20122013. As a result, the Upsilon Epsilon
Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
received Chapter of the Year for
Outstanding Service.
leaders were involved in several
leadership conferences which included
the NASAP Student Leadership
Conference in Savannah, GA, Emerging
Leaders Leadership Conference and
Thurgood Marshall Conference.
2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Continue branding the “Roc the Mic” Speakers’ Series.
● GOAL 2: Conduct a Campus Climate Survey to develop and implement multicultural and
diversity programming.
● GOAL 3: Increase the number of students completing leadership training.
● GOAL 4: Collaborate with University Administrators to provide leadership training to
members of the Student Government Association, Clubs and Organizations, and the
student body.
● GOAL 5: Realign the Miss Jackson State University Pageant to create maximum exposure
for Miss JSU’s participation in the Miss Mississippi Pageant.
● GOAL 6: Enhance leadership training for the Student Government Association.
● GOAL 7: Recruit and retain competitive Cheerleaders and Tumblers. In conjunction with
the Division of Institutional Advancement, establish a book scholarship for cheerleaders,
mascot and tumblers.
● GOAL 8: Increase local participation in the JSU Parent Association.
September 12, 2013
MISS JSU 2012-2013
Miss Sarah Brown
● GOAL 1: Produce fall 2012-spring 2013
editions of weekly campus newspaper in
print and online, one issue of student
magazine, and a spring edition of an
electronic yearbook.
● GOAL 2: Coordinate
communication/marking plan for the
Division of Student Life that includes
updating websites, social media, etc.
● GOAL 3: Provide support services to all
units in the Division of Student Life.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: Completed and
distributed the 1st The JSU eXperience eyearbook at Jackson State University, given
via CD to each graduate and placed on online
for viewing.
ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: The Blue and White
Flash received a total of fifteen (15) awards,
which include state, regional and national
recognitions -from Mississippi Press
Association, Southern Regional Press
Institute in Savannah, Georgia, and National
Black College Communication Association
ACCOMPLISHMENT 3: Adviser Sylvia
Watley presented a workshop on digital
yearbooks and newspapers at Southern
Regional Press Institute at Savannah State
2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Plan /complete all aspects of production of fall 2013-spring 2014 editions of
weekly campus newspaper, (The Flash), in print and online; the 2013 fall-winter issue of
student magazine, eXperience; and spring e-yearbook, The JSU Experience,.
● GOAL 2: Engage in major marketing efforts via social media, photography-graphic design
projects and collaboration with Student Life units and university departments, programs,
etc. along with content management of homecoming website, orientation/welcome week
website and revision to Student Life website social media postings, photography-graphic
design projects and collaboration with Student Life units and university departments,
programs, etc.
● GOAL 3: Continue collaborations with JSU media entities to support media convergence
and establish written MOU with Department of Mass Communications to expand content in
student publications and provide professional development opportunities for students.
● GOAL 4: Raise funds to support student publications.
CENTER 2012-2013 GOALS
● GOAL 1: Implement Employer Relations Plan
The Career Services Center (CSC) focused on building employer relations to aid in
attracting new employers to recruit JSU students, assist employers with building a
recruitment strategy that increased their visibility and continue to build their presence at
Jackson State University thereby, increasing the number of Corporate Partners.
● GOAL 2: Create and Develop New Marketing Plan
The Career Services Center Marketing Plan was essential to carrying out the mission, the
success of the services, and programs and special events that were hosted by the Center.
This Marketing Plan was created to assist in enhancing the services, and was followed and
assessed for each major event the Career Services Center coordinated.
● GOAL 3: Enhance Student Programs and Events
The Career Services Center strived to enhance current and new programs through the
following: Program Improvement, Target Marketing and Adjusting Program Times.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 1: Worked with Public Relations to design a new Employer Guide to
showcase the center’s programs and services for employers. It also highlights the
Corporate Partners Program. Continued the Corporate Partners Program and raised
$17,750.00 from 10 Corporate Partners. These funds aided in the support of programs for
students. The support was up from last year’s sponsors (6 to 10) from $13,550.00 to $17,
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 2: Created a new Marketing Plan for major events. The Center
specifically targeted students and classes at Universities Center, Medical Mall and ECenter and commuter students by making sure information reached those populations.
The CSC advertised in Tigers2Work in Blackboard systems. Advertised services and
programs at other major events that occurred on campus like Academic Advising Week,
Admissions Fair student events on the Walk-Way. Also, we reached out to Student
Organizations to promote special events.
Program Improvement: Worked to improve programs and presentations by enhancing
presentations with up-to-date technology like the Poll Everywhere software. Increased the
number of Professional Development Seminars that were offered to students. Target
Marketing: The Center marketed programs to student organizations and faculty like our “Don’t
Cancel Class” programs where faculty requested presentations on-line for their class. This led to
an increase in class presentations conducted by the Career Center.
Adjusting Program Times: Based on survey data we received last year, we adjusted times for
the Graduate and Professional Schools Day. The CSC saw an increase in student participation.
Based on the evaluation feedback, some schools preferred the new time and some wanted to
see it go back to what it used to be.
● ACCOMPLISHMENT 4: Established a Career Services Faculty Council and had three (3)
meetings during the year. This Faculty Council will serve in an advisory capacity and support the
Career Services Center’s mission, services and programs. The CSC Faculty Council will be
committed to ensuring that JSU students, faculty, staff and employers utilize and benefit from the
services provided by the CSC.
CENTER 2013-2014 GOALS
● GOAL 1: The Career Services and Student Employment Center (CSSEC) will continue to focus
on its Strategic Marketing Plan in an effort to increase participation in campus events by
increasing number of Career Mixers in each Academic College and the School of Lifelong
Learning and creating free standing banner signs in each academic building, satellite campuses,
Student Center, Heritage Dining Hall and Library to encourage students to utilize the CSSEC.
● GOAL 2: Effectively manage the new responsibility of the Off-Campus Federal Work Study
program coordinating all aspects of off-campus student employment by establishing policies;
ensuring compliance with federal, state and University employment regulations; creating a
professional development training program for student; and increasing new opportunities with
private nonprofit organizations and public agencies to secure opportunities for students.
● GOAL 3: Enhance employer relations to increase on-campus recruitment and employer
participation in on-campus events that will enhance their visibility and create more career
opportunities for students.
● GOAL 4: In conjunction with the College of Education and Human Development, develop a
course which will highlight financial literacy, resume writing, career development, etc.
Abram, T. From Combat to Classroom. Presented at the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals Conference in Jackson, MS, in February
Chanay, M.A. Student Perceptions on Being Members of an Organization: The Lasting Effects of Hazing . Presented at the National Association for
Student Affairs Professionals in Jackson, MS, in February 2013.
Chanay, M.A. Hazing vs. Tradition. Presented during National Hazing Prevention Week at Jackson State University during Spring 2013.
Chanay, M.A. Recruitment, Retention Growth and Mobility . Participated in Panel Discussion at MASCAP in Hattiesburg, MS, during Spring 2013.
Chanay, M.A. National Panel Discussion with the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington, D.C.
Chanay, M.A. The Plight of the African American Male in Today’s College Environment . Charlotte, NC.
Cockrell, P.F. The Impact of Upward Bound Programs- Summer Bridge Programs on African American College Students. Paper will be presented at
the Council of Opportunity in Education National Conference in Chicago, IL in September 2013.
Cockrell, P.F. Student Conduct Violations...Responsible or Not Responsible? Presented at the Mississippi Association of College Student Affairs
Practitioners in Hattiesburg, MS in May 2013.
Cockrell, P.F., & Brown, W.A. The Impact of Upward Bound Programs – Summer Bridge Programs On African American College Students. Paper
presented at Noel-Levitz Symposium for the Recruitment and Retention of Students of Color in Savannah, GA in April 2013.
Cockrell, P.F. You Only Probate Once! Presented at the State of Mississippi – Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Leadership Conference in Vicksburg, MS
in February 2013
Cockrell, P.F. Becoming A True Southern Gentleman. Presented to the University of Southern Mississippi’s Fraternity Leadership Council in Hattiesburg,
MS in October 2012.
Cockrell, P.F. Act Like A Scholar, Think Like A Greek, Be The Example. Presented to the University of Southern Mississippi’s – National Pan-Hellenic
Council in Hattiesburg, MS in August 2012.
Crosby, G.B. Best Practices in Greek Life: Risk Management Intake and Improvement. MASCAP in Hattiesburg, MS,
during Spring 2013.
Crosby, G.B. Creating Synergy between two Beasts: Organizations and Advisors. Presented at the National
Association for Student Affairs Professionals in Jackson, MS, in February 2013.
Crosby, G.B. Strategic Planning and Assessment. Presented at the Division of Student Life Retreat. Spring 2013.
Jackson, R., Cameron, T., & Cockrell. P.F. The Past, Present, and Future of the Pan African Network. Presented at
the American College Personnel Association Pan African Network Summer Leadership Meeting in Baltimore, MD in
June 2013.
Patterson, S., Jackson. R., & Cockrell. P.F. Capitalizing Upon Black Graduate Student and New Professional
Experiences. Presented at the American College Personnel Association Conference in Las Vegas, NV in March 2013.
Watley, S. The Yearbook: Chronicling History, Digitally and Traditionally. Presented at the Southern Regional Press
Institute held at Savannah State University.
White, F., Johnson, T., and Walls-Jones, M. The Impact of Disability and Counseling Services at a selected HBCU.
Presented at the National Association for Student Affairs Professionals in Jackson, MS, in February 2013.
Brian J. Wilks, Class of 2013
● Brian J. Wilks, a native of Prentiss,
MS, graduated Cum Laude, spring
2013, with a Bachelor of Science in
Political Science. While at Jackson
State, Brian served as SGA
President 2012-2013 and was
selected to represent Jackson
State University as a Thurgood
Marshall Leadership Institute
scholar in New York. He is
currently pursuing a Master’s
degree in Public Policy and
Administration at Jackson State
Sarah Brown, Class of 2013
● Sarah A. Brown, a native of Jackson,
MS, graduated Magna Cum Laude,
spring 2013, with a Bachelor of
Science in Physics. While at Jackson
State, Sarah served as Miss JSU
2012-2013, and partnered with the
Jackson Public School District to
develop a self-esteem tour focusing on
self-esteem, leadership, mentorship
and academic success with middle
and high school girls. Because of such
great feedback and the program's
success, she has received a grant to
continue her program statewide in the
coming year. She is currently pursuing
a Master’s degree in Public Policy at
Louisiana State University.
Brandon K. Johnson, Class of 2013
● Brandon K. Johnson, a native of
Hazlehurst, Mississippi, graduated
spring 2013 with a Bachelor of
Business Administration in Finance
and Business Administration. While at
Jackson State, Brandon served as the
2012-2013 Senior Class Vice
President. He also received the Most
Outstanding Senior in Finance award
during the 2012-2013 school year.
Currently, he is employed at Raytheon
in Dallas, Texas.
Trista D. Demby, Class of 2013
● Trista D. Demby, a native of Vidalia, LA,
graduated Summa Cum Laude, spring 2013,
with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. While
at Jackson State, Trista served as Miss Senior
2012 – 2013, and was recognized for
maintaining a 4.0 grade point average
throughout her entire matriculation at JSU.
During the spring 2013 commencement, Trista
served as the student marshal for the College of
Business. She also received numerous honors
including the Student Life Leadership Award,
W.E.B. DuBois Honors College Award and the
Jackson State University National Alumni
Association Jacksonian Award. She is currently
employed with State Farm in Bloomington, IL, as
a Finance Analyst in the Corporate Internal
Auditing Department and will pursue a MBA
beginning spring 2014.
Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers
Jackson State University
Tel: 601-979-2323
Email: [email protected]
Dr. Marcus A. Chanay
Vice President
Division of Student Life
Jackson State University
Tel: 601-979-2241
Email: [email protected]
Jackson State University
Division of Student Life
Jackson State University Student Center
1400 J.R. Lynch Street
P.O. Box 17350
Jackson, MS 39217
Tel: 601-979-2241/Fax: 601-979-8244
Website: www.jsums.edu/studentlife