Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi
Commensurate with experience.
Feb 08, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning is conducting a nationwide search for President of Jackson State University.  Founded in 1877, JSU has a rich heritage as a historically black university. A doctorate granting public institution of higher learning, JSU, with an enrollment of 9,800 students, educates a diverse student population by providing a broad range of programs in its six colleges. As the urban university in the state, JSU emphasizes public service programs designed to enhance quality of life and seek solutions to urban problems. Located in Jackson, the capital city and the cultural, political, geographic and business center of Mississippi, the campus is a scenic 125-acre tract only five minutes from downtown and less than twenty minutes from Jackson International Airport.

The Board of Trustees invites letters of nomination, applications (letter of interest, resume/CV, and references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting the Board.  Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the appointment is made.  It is preferred however, that all nominations and applications be submitted prior to March 17, 2017 to the address below.  For a complete position description and more information on the search, visit



Jackson State University

c/o Witt/Kieffer

Attention: Oliver B. Tomlin, III

7201 Wisconsin Avenue

Suite 775

Bethesda, MD 20814


Jackson State University is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 405/ADA/ADEA Employer.