Board of Trustees

Xavier University of Louisiana

President and Chief Executive Officer
Schott Foundation for Public Education

Dr. Jackson, a Xavier Graduate, joined the Board on July 1, 2016.  He is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Schott Foundation for Public Education, an organization focused on collecting and publishing national data on the four-year graduation rates for Black males.  He joined the group after serving several years in leadership positions with the NAACP, including as their Chief Policy Officer and National Director of Education.

Dr. Jackson also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Race, Gender and Public Policy at Georgetown Public Policy Institute.  He was appointed in 1999 by President Clinton to serve as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. He also served on the Obama-Biden Transition Team on education policies.   In 2004, he founded the National Equity Center, a national non-profit, to promote diversity and democratic values to youth.

Dr. Jackson earned a B. A. in Political Science from Xavier University in 1994; M. Ed. in Education Policy from the University of Illinois College of Education; and a J.D. from the University of Illinois’ College of Law.  In addition, Dr. Jackson received an Ed.D. in Administration, Planning and Social Justice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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