Jackson State Community College

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Jackson State Community College
Established 1967
President Dr. Allana Hamilton
Location Jackson, Tennessee, U.S.
Colors Green & Gold
Nickname Generals
Website http://www.jscc.edu
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Jackson State Community College is a publicly-supported community college located in Jackson, Tennessee and operated under the auspices of the Tennessee Board of Regents. The college offers a range of two-year 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.


  • Dr. F.E. Wright (president 1967-1976(his death))
  • Dr. Walter L. Nelms (president 1976-1997)
  • Dr. Charles D. Roberts, Jr. (president 1997 to 2004)
  • Dr. Bruce Blanding (president 2004-2016)
  • Dr. Horace Chase (interim president 2016)
  • Dr. Allana Hamilton (president 2017-present)


  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.