Community Engagement was established in July 2012. This new unit replaced the Division of Community Affairs and Events and is currently under the authorization of the Office of the President.
The purpose of Community Engagement is to extend the vast resources of Jackson State University to the community. CE engages faculty, staff, students, and community partners through community partnerships and engagement.
The intent is to facilitate the creation of a seamless and mutually beneficial relationship between the University and Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. The Executive Director has direct managerial responsibilities over the following community-oriented units: Center for University-Based Development, and Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition. In addition, Community Engagement is the lead administrative unit providing oversight for the Sustainable Campus Committee.