Dr. Mary M. White, chair and associate professor for the Department of Entrepreneurship in the College of Business, was recently selected as the Mississippi Office of Educational Professionals Administrator of the Year 2016.

October 24, 2016




The award was presented by The Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA).

White, who has been at Jackson State University 42 years and most recently served as interim vice president for Institutional Advancement, was recognized at the MASA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Jackson Hilton.


MASA’s executive director, Lisa Karmacharya, told White that the recognition is a “truly well-deserved honor and tribute to your dedicated leadership and professional accomplishments.”

Earlier this year, White was also bestowed the 2016-2017 Administrator of the Year award by the Mississippi Association of Educational Office Professionals (MAEOP).


MASA is the oldest educational organization in Mississippi that recognizes and serves administrators throughout the state. It is also an affiliate of The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) – The School Superintendents Association.

To learn more about MASA, visit www.msasa.org.