Photos from the 2016 Foundation Scholarship Banquet

The Foundation was formed in 1977 as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation to raise and administer funds to support the mission and enhance the growth and development of Jackson State. Foundation funding provides for scholarships, programs, capital improvements, equipment and facilities, and other projects for which institutional funds are either not available or are in short supply.


The mission of the Jackson State Community College Foundation is to raise funds, develop friendships and provide futures.

Our purpose is to raise funds to provide access to higher education and workforce development training to all qualified West Tennesseans. Our goal is to never turn a potential student away for financial reasons or because of inadequate facilities.

Please take a moment to explore the links that appear on this page to find out more about Jackson State and our development programs. The information contained here is not comprehensive. If you need further details simply contact our office via any of the methods listed below. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dee Henderson
Director, Development & Alumni Relations
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN  38301
Office: (731) 425-2625

Foundation Officers
Title Name Position
Chair Cary Vaughn CEO/President, Love Worth Finding
Secretary Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors
Ex-Officio Officers
Title Name Position
Director Dee Henderson Director, Development and Alumni Relations, JSCC
Treasurer Horace Chase Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs, JSCC
  Dr. Allana Hamilton President, JSCC
  Dr. Bobby Smith Vice President for Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness, JSCC
  Dr. Larry Bailey Vice President for Academic Affairs, JSCC
  Brian Gann Vice President for Student Services, JSCC
Foundation Trustees
Name Company/Affiliation County
Chris Allison President, The Allison Insurance Group, Inc. Madison
James W. Ayers Owner/Chairman, First Bank Decatur
Richard Ayers CFO, Jones Companies Gibson
Bobby Dyer President, Dyer's Employement Agency Henderson
Tony Emison, M.D. Regional Director, Jackson-Madison County Health Department Madison
Floyd Flippin Attorney, Flippin and Atkins Gibson
Ed Jackson Senator Madison
Jeff Lewis City President, First Bank Henderson
Randy McKinnon President, TLM Associates, Inc. Chester
Neta B. McKnight Retired, Radiography Dept., JSCC Madison
Walter Nelms, Ph.D. Retired President, JSCC Madison
Lamont Nelson Senior Manager Development, Partnership Marketing, Memphis Grizzlies Shelby
Paul Phelan Manager of Government Relations-West, Tennessee Valley Authority Madison
Pat Riley General Manager, Gibson County Gas Utility District Gibson
John Rountree Regional Operations Manager, Safelite Auto Glass Shelby
Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors Madison
Cary Vaughn CEO/President, Love Worth Finding Ministries Shelby