Pearl Beck

Pearl Beck

Assistant to the Dean – Pearl Beck

Pearl H. Beck has served as Assistant to the Dean in the College of Liberal Arts for 12 years.  She recently completed the first Staff Leadership Institute at Jackson State University.  She provides support and assistance to the Dean in the day-to-day operations of the College.  Working closely with the Dean and Associate Dean of the College, Ms. Beck also communicates and coordinates internally with individuals, agencies, and organizations, as directed by the Dean, including 10 departmental chairs and five directors of centers. Utilizing her professional and administrative skills, she also serves as mentor for the Office Professionals in the College of Liberal Arts.




La’Tonia Harper

Secretary – La’Tonia Harper

La’Tonia Harper supports the Dean and the College of Liberal Arts in the position of Secretary to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  She has provided support and service for 12 years. Mrs. Harper is a skilled and dedicated professional. She performs multifaceted clerical tasks and possesses versatile office management skills. Mrs. Harper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology, and will soon complete a Specialist in Education Degree with a concentration in Higher Education Administration. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. As a member of the Staff Senate Executive Board, she holds the position of Staff Senate Secretary. Additionally, she is an affiliate of the Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) and Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations (MASCO).  Mrs. Harper ensures the delivery of premium professional services to students, faculty, staff, and internal and external constituents for the College of Liberal Arts.



Dorothy Huddleston


Administrative Assistant - Dorothy Huddleston

Dorothy Huddleston serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.  As part of the liberal arts team, Ms. Huddleston is committed and leverages her extensive professional skills to provide unite-wide support to the Office of the Dean and its stakeholders.  For more than three decades she has proven her administrative and support skills in staff development, community projects, executive committees such as AEOP and MAEOP (Association of Educational Office Professionals and the Mississippi Association of Office Professionals) and serves as a liaison between departments and Human Resources.  Ms. Huddleston serves as the graduation coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts.