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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


College Of Business Dr. Fidelis Ikem (Dean) (601) 979-2411
  Dr. Sheila Porterfield (Associate Dean) (601)-979-2411
College Of Education And Human Development Dr. Tony Latiker (Interim Dean) (601) 979-2433

Dr. Rasheda Bell (Associate Dean)
College Of Liberal Arts Dr. Rico D. Chapman (Dean) (601)979-7036
  Dr. Rashell Smith-Spears (Associate Dean) (601)979-2250
College Of Health Sciences Dr. Russell L. Bennett (Interim Dean) (601) 979-8822
College Of Science, Engineering, and Technology Dr. Wilbur Walters (Dean) (601)979-2153
  Dr. Ramzi Kafouy (Associate Dean)
Libraries Dr. Locord Wilson (601)979-6330
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