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Jasmeial “Jazz” Jackson | Associate Dean of First Year Experience and Retention Programs, Southern New Hampshire University

Current Position and Past Experience
Jasmeial “Jazz” Jackson has served as Associate Dean of First Year Experience and Retention Programs at Southern New Hampshire University since 2016. In this role, Dr. Jackson is a collaborative partner with every institutional division, ensuring a holistic, intentional student experience that equips learners with the knowledge and skills they need to successfully transition to college work and achieve their academic goals. He works on strategic teams across the university to coordinate college-wide retention initiatives, while concurrently teaching as an Adjunct Professor. He also serves as Diversity Council Chair at SNHU.

Prior to joining SNHU, Dr. Jackson was Dean at Beckfield College, responsible for developing new strategies for recruiting and retaining a diverse, underrepresented student body and for overseeing initiatives to maintain and enhance program quality.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Jazz Jackson attained his Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University. He holds a Master of Business Administration from William Carey University and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi. He is a Certified Professional Coach.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Jackson is passionate about supporting his local community through volunteerism philanthropy. He serves as the Communication Chair and Chair Elect for the UPCEA New England Regional Committee and Secretary on the executive board of the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts. He also serves as a mentor at Northeastern University and a Big Brother at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Manchester, New Hampshire.

You can connect with Dr. Jazz Jackson on LinkedIn and Twitter.