Kimberly Hilliard, Ph.D.
Executive Director


Kimberly Hilliard, Ph.D., serves as the founding Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement.  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 30 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.



Carroll Frazier 
Administrative Assistant

Carroll Frazier serves as the Administrative Assistant, handling day-to-day office operations.  Mrs. Frazier holds a B.S. degree from Jackson State University.
Center for University-Based Development

Christina Berry Director 601-979-2255
Bobby Pamplin Assistant Director 601-979-5835
Heather Wilcox Neighborhood Development Assistant 601-979-5828
Joshua Cable Business Development Assistant 601-979-5836
Carroll Frazier Administrative Assistant 601-979-2255


Metro Jackson Community Prevention Coalition

Melinda Todd Director 601-979-1402
Linda Adams Community Outreach Specialist 601-979-1417
Terry Bennett Prevention Specialist 601-979-1195
Henry Thompson Program Coordinator 601-979-1416
Annie Jones Prevention Specialist 601-979-1196