JSU names Gwendolyn Caples director of new Welcome Center

(JACKSON, Miss.) – Gwendolyn Caples has been named the director of Jackson State University’s new Welcome Center, which is slated to open this fall.
Caples, a 1977 Jackson State graduate and Jackson native, previously served eight years as the university’s director of Alumni and Constituency Relations and 11 years as the public relations director at Mississippi Public BroadcastingShe holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in mass communications from Mississippi College.
“I am elated about this new opportunity to welcome visitors to our beautiful campus and introduce them to this university,” said Caples. “It’s a place that I believe in and love.”
The Welcome Center, to be housed at the JSU Student Center on Dalton Street, will feature a multimedia information wall and provide an assortment of literature about the university. Meeting space will be available at the facility, and its staff will coordinate tours and events.
“The center will be the first impression many have of our campus,” said David Hoard, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “Ms. Caples’ great personality, excitement for JSU and sheer knowledge of the university, its programs, history and alumni, make her the ideal choice to lead the center.”

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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.


16 thoughts on “JSU names Gwendolyn Caples director of new Welcome Center

  1. JSU made the very best choice, CONGRATULATIONS Gwen. The Welcome Center and its functions are in good hands.


  2. Gwen, I think the world of you, because how you love JSU and display a true personality to anyone you encounter, can’t wait until the center is open. Congratulations and God bless.

  3. I concur in the sentiments of those above, Gwen! And I look forward to working with you in your exciting new post! Congratulations and good luck!!!!!

  4. Great Job! Gwen you are so deserving of this presigious position. As one of you high school class mates, I am very proud to say that you are still blazing the trail of excellence. God is showing His favor for one of His children. JSU has proven again that they only choose the best to showcase the university. Your warm smile, your pleasing personality and your genuine love for people will truly shine through and be admired by all who come in contact with you.
    Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!!!!

  5. Gwen,
    This appointment well suits your personality, integrity and concern towards others…you deserve it! Congratulations and keep up the good work!

  6. Congratulations Gwen. I believe that this is a good move for Jackson State University and I confident that you will represent the university well.

  7. Gwen, congratulations on your new position. You are such a deserving person and, although we will miss you as Director of Alumni Constituency and Relations, you have served the position well. Good luck and may God continue to bless you. You are such an asset to Jackson State University.

  8. Gwen, congratulations on this new assignment. I know you will do an excellent job that will make all Jacksonians proud.

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