Photos from the 2014 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
Chair Cary Vaughn CEO/President, Love Worth Finding
Secretary Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors
Ex-Officio Officers
Director Dee Henderson Director, Development and Alumni Relations, JSCC
Treasurer Horace Chase Vice President for Financial & Administrative Affairs, JSCC
  Dr. Bruce Blanding President, JSCC
  Bobby Smith Vice President for Student Services, JSCC
  Dr. Larry Bailey Vice President for Academic Affairs, JSCC


Foundation Trustees
Chris Allison President, The Allison Insurance Group, Inc. Madison
James W. Ayers Owner/Chairman, First Bank Decatur
Richard Ayers CFO, Jones Companies Gibson
Allen Barker Citizen Gibson
Tracy Chism Vice President, Trustmark National Bank Shelby
Bobby Dyer President, Dyer's Employement Agency Henderson
Tony Emison, M.D. Regional Director, Jackson-Madison County Health Department Madison
Lowe Finney Attorney - Spragins, Barnett and Cobb Madison
Floyd Flippin Attorney, Flippin and Atkins Gibson
Jonas Kisber Retired 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
Paul Phelan Manager of Government Relations-West, Tennessee Valley Authority Madison
Reggie Smith Owner, Town & Country Realtors Madison
Cary Vaughn CEO/President, Love Worth Finding Ministries Shelby