Professional Development Center

Welcome to the Professional Development Center!

The Professional Development Center (PDC) is dedicated to fostering learning by offering an array of workshops and seminars to raise staff awareness about workplace issues and enables staff to develop and improve job-related skills and knowledge. The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities for development to strengthen commitment to the mission and goals of Jackson State University. It allows employees to engage in stimulating professional and personal development that provides quality leadership and training to enhance overall effectiveness. The Administrator of the Professional Development Center can work within departments to identify and meet staff development needs by offering customized on-site training and consultation by experts to the staff and the organization. This program is supported by the Title III- Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program.


The Professional Development Center is located in Jones-Sampson Hall on the main campus of Jackson State University. Our business hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday. Please browse this website to obtain information for your Human Resources needs.


Types of Professional Development Programs
Professional Development Conferences, Seminars, and Workshops
Professional Development Application
Professional Development Training Library
Educational Incentive


For more information, please contact:

Staff Development and Training Administrator
Professional Development Center
Telephone: (601) 979-1355
Fax: (601) 979-1744