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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Tuesday - Dr. Edison O. Jackson

B0743DF4-EFE6-4A77-BBE2-DC2BFDED1188.png_zpso24oipl5.jpegEvery Tuesday the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund organization will highlight a HBCU Chancellor or President. This is in promotion of our social media campaign to bring awareness and support the excellence of historically black colleges and universities.

This Tuesday (5/5/15), we highlighted Dr. Edison O. Jackson, (pictured on the right), President of Bethune-Cookman University.

Dr. Edison O. Jackson is the sixth president of Bethune-Cookman University. Born in Heathsville, Virginia, he received a B.S. in Zoology with a minor in chemistry, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Howard University. He also received a Masters of Arts in Theology from Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and in October 1983, he received a Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University with academic emphasis on philosophy, function, role and administration of urban educational institutions. Dr. Jackson has received honorary degrees from Sojourner Douglas College in Baltimore, Maryland and Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.

Dr. Jackson currently serves and holds memberships on a number of civic, educational and community boards and organizations including: Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce, HBCU-ETS Steering Committee, Young Men's Christian Association, National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church, Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Volusia/Flagler YMCA, and New York Theological Seminar. Dr. Jackson's work has appeared in such noted publications as Black Issues in Higher Education, A Crucial Agenda: appeared in such noted publications as Black issues in Higher Education, A Crucial Agenda: Making Colleges and Universities Work Better for Minority Students, and ERIC Clearinghouse.

Dr. Jackson is a member of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Grand Boule, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and is a member of Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Daytona Beach, Florida.

In recognition of the high quality of his service, Dr. Jackson has received the "1993 New York State Governor's Award for African-Americans of Distinction," The 1992 "New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service Award," the 1993 "Hellenic Council of New York, Inc., Community Service Award," the 1993 "Rutgers University Distinguished Service Award", the New York Chapter American Jewish Committee 1993 "Community Relations Award," and the Howard University Alumni Club of New York, "Alumni Recognition Award for 1993." Dr. Jackson also have been featured in Ebony Magazine, Black Issues in Higher Education, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

After having served elevens months as interim president, Dr. Jackson accepted the appointment to become the sixth president of Bethune-Cookman University on March 20,2013, bringing with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in administering the affairs of educational institutions.

For more information about Bethune-Cookman University, visit www.cookman.edu.


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