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Office Of The President

Presidency History

 From our founding in 1877 as a seminary, to our present-day status as a doctoral research university, JSU remains committed to developing leaders and advancing society through transformative ideas. Allow us to reflect on our predecessors helped to inspire and shape us.

History Of The Presidency
1877-1894
Dr. Charles Ayer
1894-1911
Dr. Luther G. Barrett
1911-1927
Dr. Zachary T. Hubert
1927-1940
Dr. B. Baldwin Dansby
1940-1967
Dr. Jacob L. Reddix
1967-1984
Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr.
1984-1991
Dr. James A. Hefner
1991-1992
Dr. Herman B. Smith, Jr. (interim)
1992-1999
Dr. James E. Lyons Sr.
1999-2000
Dr. Bettye Ward Fletcher (interim)
2000-2010
Dr. Ronald Mason, Jr.
2010
Dr. Leslie Burl McLemore (interim)
2011-2016
Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers
2016-2017
Dr. Rod Paige (interim)
2017-2020
Dr. William B. Bynum
2020-present
Thomas Hudson

Office of the President

Location

1400 John R. Lynch Street
Administration Tower
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2323
Fax: 601.979.2948