Jackson State Community College

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Jackson State Community College
Established1967
PresidentDr. Allana Hamilton
LocationJackson, Tennessee, U.S.
35°38′42″N 88°46′52″W / 35.645°N 88.781°W / 35.645; -88.781Coordinates: 35°38′42″N 88°46′52″W / 35.645°N 88.781°W / 35.645; -88.781
Colors          Green & Gold
NicknameGenerals
Websitewww.jscc.edu
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Jackson State Community College is a public community college in Jackson, Tennessee. It is governed by the Tennessee Board of Regents and offers associate degrees in arts, science, and applied science programs.[1] It has the largest enrollment of any college in Jackson.

Jackson State's first president was Dr. F.E. Wright, who served from 1967 until his death in 1976. Walter L. Nelms was president of the college for 21 years, until his retirement in 1997. He was succeeded by Charlie Delmer Roberts Jr., who served at Jackson State until 2004, when Dr. Bruce Blanding became the fourth president of the college.[2] Blanding served until 2016 and was followed by Interim President Horace Chase, who served until December 2016, when Dr. Allana R. Hamilton was appointed as the fifth president of the college. Hamilton took office on January 10, 2017.[3]

Jackson State has branch campuses in Lexington (Henderson County), Tennessee, and Savannah (Hardin County), Tennessee. A new branch campus in Humboldt, Tennessee opened in 2007.

Jackson State is home to four sport's teams: Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Baseball, and Softball.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Jackson State - Academic Majors. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  2. ^ Jackson State - History. Retrieved 2010-04-25.
  3. ^ "Regents appoint Allana Hamilton to lead Jackson State". Tulsa World. Associated Press. December 16, 2016. Retrieved 2017-01-04.