Dr. Deborah F. Dent is the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Jackson State University. In this position, she oversees the management of the university's network and communications infrastructure, enterprise resource planning system and other information technology (IT) services that support all levels of research, learning, and teaching.
The Division of Information Technology consists of three units: Academic IT, Computing and Communications, and IT Managed Services, all staffed to deliver customer friendly support to all JSU campuses.
Dr. Dent joined Jackson State in August 2012 after a 37 year career with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to joining Jackson State, Dr. Dent served as the Deputy Director of the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, MS. She holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS in Computer Science from Jackson State University and PhD in Scientific Computing from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Deborah F. Dent, Ph.D.
Vice President of Information Technology/Chief Information Officer
Division of Information Technology
Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch St.
Jackson, Mississippi 39217