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Division of Academic Affairs

Academic Deans & Coordinators

The Division of Academic Affairs’ personnel are individuals who are committed to their work and are willing to go above and beyond to achieve success. At a Jackson State University, dedicated personnel play a vital role in supporting the institution’s mission and goals.

The Division of Academic Affairs provides high-quality education and support to students, and go above and beyond their job duties to ensure that students are able to succeed. They are also be involved in research and other academic pursuits that contribute to the university’s reputation and mission.

Accreditations & Memberships

Institutional Data


Dr. Fidelis M. Ikem
Dean of College of Business

Phone:  601-979- 2411

Dr. Roosevelt O. Shelton
Dean, College of Education & Human Dev.

Phone:  601-979-2433

Dr. Girmay Berhie
Dean, College of Health Sciences

Phone:  (601) 979-6387

Dr. Candis Pizzetta
Dean, College of Liberal Arts

Phone:  601-979-7036


Dr. Wilbur Walters
Dean, College of Science Engineering & Technology

Phone: (601) 979-2153


Dean, JSU Online

Phone: 601- 979-0779


Dr. Preselfannie Whitfield McDaniels
Dean, Division of Graduate Studies

Phone: 601.979.2455

DIvision Of Academic Affairs


Jackson State University 
1400 J.R. Lynch Street 
P.O. Box 17199
Jackson, MS 39217

Phone: 601.979.2246
Fax: 601.979.8246