BHSU President invited to speak at national gathering of college presidents

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, June 10, 2015/Categories: 2015








           Tom Jackson, Jr., President of Black Hills State University, was selected as the featured speaker during the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Summer Council of Presidents to be held in July. Jackson will speak during a special session for new college presidents.



Black Hills State University President Tom Jackson, Jr., will be a featured speaker during a special session at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) national Summer Council of Presidents to be held July 11-14 in Denver.

Jackson will share reflections on his first year as BHSU President during the special session for new college presidents from across the United States.

The theme for the Summer Council convention, "Insight +Innovation=Transformation," highlights the focus on providing research and tools university leaders need to lead colleges in the rapidly changing higher education environment. Topics of discussion will include economics, technology, campus cultures, innovation, and the academic environment.

Jackson began his tenure as tenth president of BHSU last July. In his first year as president, Jackson has created new opportunities for students, established key collaborative partnerships and strategically addressed higher educational initiatives.   

Jackson&rsquos strategic outlook has led to the statewide expansion of a program offering veterans and military personnel a fully-reimbursable tuition rate, increased study abroad programs and international partnerships, and the designation of a center in Rapid City as a new BHSU location that will greatly enhance educational opportunities for the entire western region of South Dakota.   


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