Alumni and Constituency Relations

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Erica Webber

A dynamic scholar, transformative leader, and forward-thinking visionary, President Jones is committed to building upon MAE’s historical legacy while advancing the organization’s mission and achieving new levels of excellence. Her focus will be on strengthening the teaching profession, growing and engaging membership, increasing the organization’s presence, and better equipping educators with skills and resources that will allow them to compete in the globalized 21st century educational setting.


Previously, President Jones served as an instructional coach and teacher in the Hinds County School District for four years. While there, she improved her students’ passage rate on district-level assessments and saw profound academic growth in her pupils. Because of her effective instructional practices, she was named Teacher of the Year for Gary Road Elementary. It didn’t take long before district leadership took notice of her superb performance in the classroom. Jones was named Hinds County’s District Teacher of the Year and her class became a model classroom for teachers to visit. Read  More




 Otis Gaines, II

Mr. Gaines is a native of Jackson, MS. He graduated from Jackson State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Science & Technology. He is an advocate for education and a firm believer in “the more you know”. His educational journey also led to stops at William Carey University, where he received a Master of Education in the Art of Teaching, and the University of Southern Mississippi, where he received a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Read More


Patrease Edwards

Patrease Edwards is a native of East St. Louis, IL and the youngest child of Flousel and Shirley Coleman Jr. She graduated from Lincoln Sr. High School in 1995 and was recruited to Jackson State University to play volleyball. Patrease is an Assistant Principal at Lanier High School in the Jackson Public School District. She is a doctoral candidate and has an Education Specialist in Educational Leadership from Mississippi College, a Master of Science in Education degree in Special Education and Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Social Science from Jackson State University.  Read More


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JSUNAA – Become a Member

The JSU National Alumni Association needs your support! Although we are a large family, and growing every day,  our association would like to increase its overall membership.