President Meyers appoints task force to expand evening and weekend courses and degree programs

Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers has appointed an Evening and Weekend Degree Task Force to explore and recommend opportunities to expand course offerings and degree programs during the evenings and weekend.

“More working adults are returning to college, and an increasing number of traditional students are having to work their way through school,” Meyers said. “In order to respond to this evolving reality, JSU will need to design more of our courses and degree programs to accommodate the needs of these students.”

The task force is chaired by Dr. Johnnie Mills-Jones, associate dean of the College of Education and Human Development. Task force members include Dr. Millard Bingham (School of Lifelong Learning), Stephanie Chatman (Enrollment Management), Dr. John Colonias (CSET, Department of Technology), Will Jones (School of Lifelong Learning), Dr. Tony Latiker (College of Education and Human Development, Child Education Department), Dr. Etta Morgan (College of Liberal Arts, Criminal Justice Department), Dr. Mike Omoregie (Information Management), Dr. Theresia Ratliff-Johnson (College of Public Service, School of Social Work), Dr. Mary White (College of Business, Entrepreneurship Department) and Alfred Jackson (Registrar).

The task force will:

  1. Assess the current state of evening and weekend course and program activity at JSU.
  2. Review evening and weekend course and program activity in the Jackson-metro area.
  3. Benchmark current evening and weekend best practices.
  4. Recommend to the President course offerings and/or degree programs that could be implemented in the Fall 2012 term.

For questions or to give input to the task force, please contact Dr. Johnnie Mills-Jones at 601-432-6234 or