Born in Heathsville, Virginia, Dr. Jackson received the Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, the Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Howard University, the Master of Divinity Degree from New York School Theological Seminary, and the Doctorate of Education from Rutgers University with an emphasis on the philosophy, function, role and administration of urban educational institutions.
Dr. Jackson has held membership in a number of educational, civic, and community organizations. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO); a mentor in the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Institute; Dr. Jackson was among a select group of presidents and chancellors of higher education institutions invited by Secretary of Education William Riley to participate in a 1999 summit on raising the quality of teacher preparation and improving the quality of teacher education. Dr. Jackson has written extensively on issues of conern to educators with particular concentration on minority students and community, academic preparation and achievement.
Dr. Jackson is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and the Grand Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. He and his wife are the proud parents of two children and three grand children.
A native of Pensacola, Florida, Janet relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and affiliated with the local alumni chapter where she currently serves as the Treasurer. Janet has been an active member of the chapter and maintained a leadership role for several years. The chapter continues to benefit from her dedicated commitment to serve the "Great Bethune-Cookman University". In 2007, Janet graduated from Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master's degree in Business Administration.
A love for crunching numbers, Janet has enjoyed a successful career with Emory University as a Senior Accountant.
As an active member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church, she is involved with the Adult Interactive Sunday School Class and volunteers with the Mt. Ephraim Girl Scouts. Janet and daughter Kameryn Jade reside in Ellenwood, Georgia.
Financial aid is available for students through the institution as well as the local alumni chapter.