Jackson State University president honored with 2008 Thurgood Marshall Education Leadership Award

November 7, 2008 · Print This Article

(JACKSON, Miss.) - Jackson State University’s President Ronald Mason Jr. was recently honored with a 2008 Education Leadership Award during the Thurgood Marshall College Fund’s 21st Anniversary Awards Dinner Oct. 27.
Mason, chief executive officer of the only university located in Mississippi’s capital since 2000, holds a bachelor’s and juris doctorate from Columbia University. He has led JSU through an impressive academic restructuring and campus revitalization that has expanded into the surrounding community of West Jackson. Most recently, Jackson State University announced plans to creating a mixed-use development center adjacent to the campus.
The Educational Leadership Award is the highest individual award presented to a sitting president or educational leader of a public HBCU. It is presented annually to an educational leader who has demonstrated outstanding business, academic and visionary leadership through effective management of his or her institution. Nominees are submitted by philanthropic, board, government, alumni, students and educational leaders nationally.

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