Jackson State University, the historically black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced the appointment of Mark G. Hardy as university provost. Dr. Hardy has been serving as dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology at Jackson State. He has served on the faculty at the university for nearly 25 years.
Dr. Hardy holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Jackson State University. He earned a Ph.D. in phycology, the study of algae, at the University of Alabama. He did postdoctoral research in plant and soil science at Alabama A&M University.