Tom Jackson Jr.
|8th President of Cal Poly Humboldt
|Mona Kumar Jackson
| Highline Community College
Southwest State University
University of La Verne
|Office of the President
Tom Jackson Jr. (born December 18,1959) is an American academic who is president of California Polytechnic University Humboldt (CPH),where he started in fall 2019.He is best known for overseeing the university's transition to a polytechnic.
He was previously president of Black Hills State University in Spearfish,South Dakota,vice president for student affairs at the University of Louisville in Louisville,Kentucky, and president of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
Jackson was born December 18,1959,in Seattle,Washington.Jackson received his AA in general studies in 1982 from Highline College,his BS in business management/personnel in 1985 from Southwest State University,his MS in counseling/student personnel (CACREP) in 1987,and his EdD in educational management from the University of La Verne in 1995. Jackson attended Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management (IEM) in 2005.
Jackson's career includes experience at colleges and universities throughout the United States including serving as President of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA).
Top priorities for Jackson in leadership positions have been internationalism,service to veterans, and expanding education opportunities.
Jackson was named the top "Rising Accounts of Higher Education Presidents to Follow on Twitter" by higher education blogger Josie Alhquist.
Jackson is a veteranand serves as a member of the Rapid City Economic Development Corporation,First Interstate Bank's Advisory Board,Spearfish Economic Development Corporation,Spearfish Chamber of Commerce,and as a Board Member of Lead365.
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