July 15, 2011
(JACKSON, Miss) – Jackson State University garnered $57 million in research and other sponsored programs awards for fiscal year 2010–11.
The $57 million figure represents external funding for projects from federal and state agencies and private foundations.
“This has been a tough, but good year for JSU considering the federal budget constraints,” said Felix Okojie, JSU Vice President of Research and Federal Relations.
“We are excited as an academic community about the value-added opportunities our external funding has created to further the research and teaching excellence of our faculty and staff and the learning opportunities of our students,” said JSU President Carolyn Meyers.
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About Jackson State University: Bridge to a Brighter Tomorrow
Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only public university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu.