Nationwide search ends for JSCC position

JACKSON, Tenn. — Jackson State Community College says a nationwide search has come to an end.

The college says its search for a Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs has concluded with Dr. Peter Hanson being appointed to the role.

The college says that he has been tasked with overseeing Jackson State’s Centers located throughout its West Tennessee service area and will work to further expand the Middle College by working closely with local school systems.

His background includes teaching chemistry at Wittenberg University and earning his Bachelor of  Science in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Doctoral Degree in Organic Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Dr. Hanson has already proven to be essential to developing our connections across West Tennessee and improving the education of our students,” said Dr. Jennifer Lopes, the Vice President of Academic Affairs. “His experience as an educator and his dedication to creating new opportunities for students to succeed is invaluable to our team here at Jackson State. Student success has always been a top priority at JSCC, and I believe Dr. Hanson will be vital to the continued improvement of our students’ education and will support the college’s devotion to excellence.”

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