Judy “J.J.” Jackson
Judy “J.J.” Jackson became the first-ever vice president for institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky in July 2008. Previously, Jackson was dean of the college at Vassar College and an associate professor of education there. Her papers and publications are on the topic of faculty diversity.
She has also held positions at MIT and Cornell. Jackson received her doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy, with a concentration in higher education, from Harvard University; her master’s in interdepartmental study involving Francophone literature, geography, and foreign policy from Bucknell University; and her bachelor’s in French language and literature from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
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Judy “J.J.” Jackson, who is the University of Kentucky’s vice president of institutional diversity, discusses the new post in a program taped at UK’s Hilary J. Boone Center.
Judy "J.J." Jackson, vice president of institutional diversity at the University of Kentucky, discusses UK's response to recent racially charged incidents and UK's progress on inclusion.