Welcome to Jackson State University – “Thee I Love.” You are joining a family of nurturing faculty and staff committed to your success and intellectual growth. As an alum, I fully understand the rich culture, heritage and legacy that is JSU. I hope that you will become familiar with it as well. So, please fully immerse yourself in all that our university offers.

Your higher-education experience will contain some of the most significant moments of your life. You will develop long-lasting relationships and memories to sustain you throughout your personal and professional journey. We will also equip you with the tools, resources and mentorship needed to excel in your chosen field.

During your matriculation, you will discover a diverse community of people from varied disciplines, backgrounds and walks of life. You will become active contributors to our talented student body and later join our elite alums. At JSU, you will learn new ideas and concepts while capitalizing on your own. You will expand your knowledge base and gain insight into myriad avenues that will advance your goals.

You will accomplish all this surrounded by administrators, faculty, staff and upper-level students who are invested in your well-being and ensuring that you have an enjoyable and full-bodied experience.

Whether you are a freshman, transfer, first-generation, or returning student, we are happy that you chose JSU as your “dear old college home.”   

Again, welcome.

If you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open.


Thomas K. Hudson, J.D.

Acting President