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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Tuesday - Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers

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 (5/12/15), we highlighted Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers, (pictured on the right), President of Jackson State University.

Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers is the 10th president of Jackson State University and a professor of civil and environment engineering. A native of Newport News, Virginia, Dr. Meyers earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Howard University, a master's degree in mechanical engineering and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and completed post-doctoral work at Harvard University. She is a fellow in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a board member of the American Council on Education.

She served as provost, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University, where she was a tenured professor of mechanical engineering as well as the Associate Dean of Research for the Georgia Tech College of Engineering before she was named President of Norfolk State University in February of 2006. Meyers, resigned her position as president of Norfolk State and was named as the next president of Jackson State University on November 22, 2010.

Under Dr. Meyers' leadership, Jackson State University earned a 10-year reaffirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and School and national accreditations in business, teacher education and engineering as well as full certification by the NCAA.

Dr. Meyers has published numerous articles and reports as well as research and technical topics. Her numerous awards and honors include the National Society of Black Engineers' Golden Torch Award and the National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Dr. Meyers has three adult children and four grandchildren.

For more information about Jackson State University, visit www.jsums.edu.

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