Madison County Board of Supervisors officially welcomes JSU’s satellite campus


The Madison County Board of Supervisors has officially welcomed Jackson State University to the community.

The supervisors adopted a resolution Monday that supported JSU’s plans to open a satellite campus in the City of Madison.

JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers, Ph.D., JSU Interim Provost James Renick, Vice President of Institutional Advancement David Hoard and Interim University Communications Director Eric Stringfellow attended the board meeting. Meyers was presented with a copy of the resolution.

The resolution stated that JSU’s presence in Madison County and the university’s “concentrated academic offerings will serve to hasten the achievement of the workforce developmental goals of the Madison County Strategic Plan, and as such, are greatly desired.”

Some goals of the strategic plan include developing the county’s talent and workforce and enabling them to obtain education and training that matches the changing needs of the global workplace, according to the resolution.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning last month approved JSU’s lease agreement to open the campus, which will offer class schedules to accommodate nontraditional students.

The campus is expected to open this summer.

Read the full Madison County Board of Supervisors resolution here.

More news about JSU in Madison

Mississippi Business Journal – Feb. 5, 2013
Supervisors rolls out welcome mat to JSU

Sun-Herald – Feb. 5, 2013
Madison supervisors welcome JSU campus

WJTV – Feb. 3, 2013
Need for More Higher Ed in Mississippi

Mississippi Business Journal – Jan. 29, 2013
MBJ: Madison mayor, Tulane wrong to bully Jackson State

JSU – University Communications – Jan. 28, 2013
Jackson State University President Carolyn Meyers discusses Madison campus plan

JSU – University Communications – Jan. 28, 2013
JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers news conference

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2 thoughts on “Madison County Board of Supervisors officially welcomes JSU’s satellite campus

  1. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT A PERSON SHOWS THEIR “TRUE” KLAN SIDE WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE. MORE SCHOOLS MEANS MORE EDUCATED YOUTH. HOW ABOUT WHEN THE MADISON CAMPUS OPENS, MADISON COUNTY MAYOR SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO ENROLL TO HELP HER FURTHER HER EDUCATION AND ECONOMY TACTICS!!!

  2. Goes to show you Mayor Hawkins do not run Madison County. We have worked to hard not to go backwards. Like the President Of The United States Mr. Obama says it time to move Foward.

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