Mississippi Legislature issues resolution commending JSU President Meyers

(JACKSON, Miss.) –  The Mississippi House and Senate each issued a concurrent resolution on March 28 commending Jackson State University President Carolyn W. Meyers for her dedication to the university and congratulating her on her formal investiture as JSU’s 10th president.

Sen. John Horhn (left), Gov. Phil Bryant, JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers and Sen. Derrick Simmons at the Mississippi Capitol March 28.

“A concurrent resolution is the highest honor you can get,” said Rep. Earle Banks, who put forth the House resolution. “We wanted to have this recognition in honor of President Meyers because she’s such a wonderful leader of Jackson State. She’s an asset to the community, the students and the staff and faculty.”

JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers with Rep. Earle Banks at the Mississippi Capitol March 28.

Sen. John Horhn introduced the Senate resolution.

“We’re really pleased to have you here,” Horhn said before the Senate. “You’ve provided great leadership.”

Members of the House and Senate both gave Meyers a standing ovation when she appeared in their chambers.

“I want to thank you for this honor and your friendship and support,” Meyers told the lawmakers. “I want to thank you for doing well for Jackson State University.”

The resolutions both commended Meyers for her accomplishments at JSU. Under her leadership, the university earned a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and national accreditations in business, teacher education and engineering as well as full certification by the NCAA. Meyers also pushed enrollment to an all-time high of 8,903 and increased fundraising tenfold to $4.2 million through alumni, private and corporate contributions.