The overall emphasis of the JSU ADVANCE program is the enhancement of the work climate for women faculty in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and in the Social and Behavioral Science (SBS) disciplines while informing the larger academic community about issues relevant to women, particularly those of color, at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our goals are to: 1) advance the careers of all women faculty in STEM and SBS disciplines by reinforcing their career and professional development at JSU to increase the number of tenured women at the Associate and Full Professor ranks and in administration with STEM and SBS backgrounds; 2) develop and support a network of research and career mentors for women faculty in STEM and SBS disciplines at JSU; 3) foster and sustain a climate which seeks the inclusion of all faculty regardless of gender, race, and other target characteristics at JSU; and 4) establish a proactive disposition regarding the assessment of university policies, procedures, and practices, which supports all aspects of diversity and ensures the greatest contributions from all members of the JSU community.

Contact Us

Physical Location: Fourth Floor, H.T. Sampson Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18049, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS 39217

Dr. Loretta Moore, JSU ADVANCE Principal Investigator

Tel: (601) 979-0552 
E-Mail: loretta.a.moore@jsums.edu

Ms. Janice Lassiter-Mangana, JSU ADVANCE Project Director

Tel: (601) 979-0855
E-Mail: janice.lassiter-mangana@jsums.edu