Dr. Jackson was appointed UNC Charlotte’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in August 2007. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Education.
Jackson received his Ed.D in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He obtained his M.A. in Sociology at the State University of New York and earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
Prior to his arrival at UNC Charlotte, Jackson served as Vice President for Student Affairs at Westfield State University in Westfield, Mass. Jackson also held an Adjunct Faculty appointment in the Division of Graduate and Continuing Education teaching courses dealing with topics in higher education. Prior to that post, Jackson was Vice President of Student Affairs and an Associate Professor at Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. He has nearly 20 years of experience at research extensive universities, including 13 years as the Financial Aid Director at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Jackson has been a professor in the area of multicultural education and higher education administration for the past 21 years. He has lectured at such institutions as Brown University, Springfield College, Central Connecticut State University, Cornell University, and the University of Maryland at College Park.
Jackson is the North Carolina State Director for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, which awarded him its Distinguished Accomplishment Award as well as its Pillar of the Profession award. Jackson is also a member of Rotary Club International, the Golden Key Honor Society, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.