Candace Campbell Jackson was named chief of staff for Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud. Jackson will also hold the title of vice president at the university.
“Candace has an impressive background in higher education that includes both strategic and operational leadership positions. Her commitment to student success in the classroom, laboratory and beyond, combined with her experience leading programs that directly support students, will be of great value to the University community,” Chancellor Syverud said. “I am confident Candace is the right person to lead the Chancellor’s Office and to coordinate the executive leadership team and support me as we move forward with important strategic initiatives.”
Jackson has been serving as vice president for student success and vice provost for academic success at the University of Akron in Ohio. Before beginning her career in academia, Jackson was an attorney with the law firm Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs with offices in Akron and Cleveland.
Jackson is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C., where she majored in journalism. She earned a juris doctorate at the University of Akron.