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Division of Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


Dr. Denise Jones Gregory’s Biography

With over 20 years of higher education experience, Dr. Gregory formerly served as Associate Provost of Student Success and Diversity at Samford University. In this capacity, she oversaw three high-priority student areas on campus: the Office of Diversity, the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations, and the Academic Success Center, where she was also responsible for managing and approving multiple budgets, ensuring quality customer care and engagement.

Dr. Gregory also served on the Executive Leadership Team, President’s Council, and University Council, playing a pivotal role in developing the university’s strategic plan. Furthermore, Gregory has served as NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative and participated in more than 20 faculty and staff search committees annually.

A native of Columbus, Mississippi, Dr. Gregory received her Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Jackson State University and doctorate from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and on the regional leadership team as primary advisor to the Samford University chapter. She is also a life member of the Jackson State University National Alumni Association (JSUNAA) and treasurer of the Birmingham Chapter.

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

Phone: 601.979.2246
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