Kimberly Hilliard, Ph.D.
Executive Assistant to President for Special Initiatives

Kimberly Hilliard, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Assistant to the President for Special Initiatives.  Dr. Hilliard, a native of Washington, D.C., holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tuskegee University, a M.S. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans, and obtained her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University.

Hilliard provides leadership in connecting the University with local, state, and federal agencies, community-based organizations, and local residents and businesses.  With over 25 years of experience, she has an extensive knowledge base in (1) technical leadership in urban and rural development; (2) federal and state land use and environmental regulatory documentation; (3) historic preservation in inner-city communities; (4) neighborhood revitalization with diverse socio-economic populations; (5) local economic development, and (6) communicative planning practices.


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Alondria Owens 
Administrative Assistant


Alondria Owens serves as the Administrative Assistant, handling day-to-day office operations.  Ms. Owens holds a B.S. degree from Belhaven University.

Center for University-Based Development

Bobby Pamplin Assistant Director 601-979-5835
Heather Wilcox Neighborhood Development Assistant 601-979-5828
Joshua Cable Business Development Assistant 601-979-5836


 Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition

Linda Adams Community Outreach Specialist 601-979-1417
Terry Bennett Prevention Specialist 601-979-1195
Henry Thompson Program Coordinator 601-979-1416
Carroll Frazier Community Outreach Specialist 601-979-1197
Brittany Freeman Prevention Specialist 601-979-1196