The first school in public health in the state of Mississippi will be established on the campus of historically Black Jackson State University. The state legislature allocated $2 million in start-up funds and the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the establishment of the school at Jackson State.
Carolyn W. Meyers, president of Jackson State University said that “this is a tremendous achievement for Mississippi. The action is groundbreaking. There currently is no School of Public Health in the state of Mississippi. Not only will it solidify the Capital City as a premier health care provider for the state and region, but it will provide a national model for meeting professional health care needs.”