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University Communications

Public Relations

Public Relations efforts advance the goals of the university by strengthening awareness, engagement and support among constituents vital to the university’s success. We seek positive media coverage of the university, its people and programs. We also communicate externally and internally about the achievements of JSU, its faculty and students through our publications and news site. 

To submit news

If you have a news item you believe will be of interest to the general public or the news media, please send the details and any related photos to Rachel James-Terry at or call 601-979-2950. Your story may appear on the JSU news site, be shared via social media, be developed for a press release and/or appear in a JSU publication.

To submit news to the JSU Today email newsletter, visit here. JSU Today is distributed to students, staff and faculty with valid JSU email addresses. If you do not receive JSU Today, contact JSU’s email administrator at

Public Relations team members are:


Rachel James-Terry
Director of Public Relations

Kyle Kidd-Buckner
Media Relations Specialist

Anthony Howard
Public Relations Specialist

Charles A. Smith
Chief Photographer

William H. Kelly, III

University Communications


Jackson State University
1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217-0280

Phone: 601.979.2272