Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr.


Dr. Jackson is President of Black Hills State University. He is well known for his commitment to improving the student experience in higher education and a true student affairs advocate. Prior to accepting the presidency at Black Hills, Dr. Jackson provided leadership for student affairs division at several universities. He served as the Vice-President for Student Affairs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Dean of Students at McMurry University, and Director of the Student Activities Center at the University of Texas-El Paso.

Dr. Jackson is a familiar face to both national “umbrella organizations” for student affairs professional development. He served as president of the American College Personnel Association for the 2009 – 2010 term. Dr. Jackson holds a doctor of education degree in educational management from the University of La Verne in California.

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