I’ve got some exciting news! A team of JSU personnel and I are preparing to embark on a mini-tour of the state. We want to accomplish two specific goals: to take JSU to the areas of the state we serve and to get to know the state.

Dr. Carolyn Meyers

Also, we’ll use this tour as an opportunity to connect with our alumni and other supporters, speak with different media outlets about our great university, speak with high school students and other potential JSU students, and to raise money.

We’ll begin on Monday, March 28 in Meridian, Miss., where our meetings/appointments include:

– A chat with students at Meridian High School;

– A visit at WTOK-TV, an ABC affiliated television station in Meridian;

– A meeting with the Phil Hardin Foundation whose goal is to
engage institutions of higher learning and other organizations to improve
teaching and learning in the state;

– and a meeting with the JSU Scott County Alumni Chapter, among
other stops.

There are several other areas of the state that we’ll visit in the coming
weeks to spread our message. I’ll use my blog to post pictures and keep you updated about the wonderful things that will happen during this tour. So be sure to check back here regularly as we continue to work together to create the best possible Jackson State University.

Also, remember to leave your comments and great ideas in the comments
section below.

See you soon!

Good news! Jackson State University is now one step closer to gaining control of Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium! The Mississippi Senate has approved a bill that would give us ownership of the stadium and now the bill must go back to the House for approval of a technical amendment before it is sent to Governor Haley Barbour.

Having played football games in this stadium since 1967, this has been a wish of JSU for years. However, our efforts to get a stadium on campus are not over. We’re still working towards that goal. But until then, I’ll see you at OUR stadium during the 2011 JSU football season!

Also, be sure to watch this video: How to say “Hello” in the JSU Division of International Studies

Dr. Cornel West

Hello everyone. How wonderful was Dr. Cornel West’s speech last week at the AAC? Oh my, he did an absolutely amazing job speaking about everything from black music and black heritage to having love for all people.

Here are some things he said that really stuck out to me:
“You have to put gratitude at the center of your soul. When that happens, there isn’t much room for the ego to operate.”

“Justice is what love looks like in public. The two are inseparable.”

“Black young people have become well adjusted to injustice..”

“The fundamental question of black history is, What does it mean to be human?”
Tell me your thoughts about Dr. West’s message.  Did you agree, disagree with a lot of what he said? What are your thoughts?

Dr. Carolyn Meyers, President of Jackson State University | 

I want to know the one thing that….

February 10th, 2011 by andisites

Hello again everyone. I hope all is going well for you.

It’s been a few days since our last discussion. Since that time, I’ve been on a  fast track to learning as much as possible about this great university that we all love, but I need your help.

I want to know the one thing that you love the most about Jackson State University. Leave your comments below.


Please join me in congratulating Jackson State University’s Department of Mass Communications for earning a recommendation for full accreditation from the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications!

Our faculty, staff and students all worked hard to achieve this milestone. The department installed new computers and software, revised its curriculum and made real strides toward improving student diversity. I know they will keep the momentum going to prepare for the council’s return visit four years from now.

For those of you who don’t know, our Mass Communications department is located in the Mississippi e-Center@JSU, which is one of our satellite campuses. The e-Center is also home to the university’s radio station, WJSU 88.5 FM, and its commercial television station, JSU-TV. Please visit us anytime.

Once again the results of talented and committed professionals working together led to success. I am sure that Tigers all over the globe join me in thanking the Mass Communications departing for taking JSU to the next level. Congratulations again!

Thanks for your responses to my last post

January 28th, 2011 by andisites

 Thank you so much for all of your responses. It is very helpful for me to hear directly from you about the things you love about Jackson State and those things you see needing improvement.  While many of your comments were positive, I noticed that most of the responses to my question centered around four core issues:

 a)    Several responses mentioned a desire for better campus parking.  This issue was probably mentioned in more responses than any other.

b)    Better customer service, specifically from Financial Aid employees and more generally throughout the campus, was cited in many responses as a need.

c)    Many respondents listed a desire for better academic  programs.

d)    Several respondents mentioned a need for more thorough academic advisement.

Many other responses touched on an array of topics ranging from a desire for better dormitories to longer hours for the campus library, and more. Those and other challenges will take time to address and will require the hard work of many. Please know that I consider you a part of my team and look forward to working with you to make Jackson State an even better university.

What would you like to see happen at JSU?

January 25th, 2011 by andisites

Hello Everybody! I’m so excited to be part of the Jackson State University family. 

As I settle in my home here in Jackson, I’m also taking some time to get to know my new family here at Jackson State. I want to visit with you and get to know some of your dreams for this university. 

What are some things you would like to see happen here at JSU?

Leave your thoughts below……

December 6, 2010

Dear Students of Jackson State University:

Less than a week ago, I experienced the thrill of being named the President of Jackson State University.  As your President, I am privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of Jackson State, the Urban University of the State of Mississippi, with its illustrious history, exciting presence today and spectacular future.  I am honored to have the good fortune to become a part of your lives.

I look forward to getting to know you and to working with you as we go forward in January 2011.  In the meantime, study hard, do well on your final examinations, have fun over the holidays, and during this holiday season, I ask you to remember those who may not be as fortunate as we are, and show the Jackson State spirit of giving.

I wish you blessings and prosperity in the New Year.

Happy holidays!

Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D.

Incoming President