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Dr. Josiah J. Sampson, IIIwas named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Augustine’s University and is a native of Jackson, Mississippi. His father was an orchestra director and music professor at Jackson State University and his mother is a retired teaching supervisor from the Mississippi School for the Deaf.

In 1997, Dr. Sampson obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from Jackson State University. While there he was active in the marching band, woodwind ensemble, symphonic band, NAACP, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, Biology Club, and the Allied Health Professionals Club. Additionally, he was a dean’s list scholar, tutor and mentor for other students.

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DarKenya Washington Waller attended undergraduate school at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi, where she was a Spring 1995 initiate of Delta Pi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.   Waller is also a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and earned a Master of Business Administration from Belhaven University. She currently serves as the executive director of Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit law firm offering free civil legal services to low income and vulnerable families. As the chief executive officer of the organization, she supervises a staff of 45 attorneys in 8 middle Tennessee offices.

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Dr. Dennis D. Williams is a native of Chicago, Illinois, and is the oldest child of 3 children and the only son, born to the late Evelyn and Frank Hall.

Dr. William’s father emphasized “Once you are educated, nobody can take that away.” This statement prompted him to aggressively approach education. His primary education journey was in the Chicago public school system where he attended Oglesby Elementary and St. Leo Grammar Schools. Later, he attended Lindblom Technical High School and graduated in 1978. Dr. Williams was interested in attending a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), so he chose Jackson State University (JSU).

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Brittany N. Gibson is a proud native of Vicksburg, Miss., and currently resides in Cordova, Tenn. She hails from a long-standing legacy of JSU Tiger graduates including her mother, aunt, two cousins and younger sister. Brittany received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jackson State University in 2013.

Gipson is employed as a laboratory technician/soil analyst at Floratine Products Group in Collierville, Tenn., where her responsibilities include analyzing soil cores in the sports industry both nationally and internationally, facilitating in soil research, column studies, lab quality control, and product formulation.

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