Kimberly Hilliard

last updated 11/13/2017

Kimberly Hilliard

Executive Director - Community Engagement at Jackson State University

1400 John R. Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi, United States
HQ Phone:
(601) 979-2121

General Information


Owner - Kitty Cook Ramsey Public & Media Relations

Executive Assistant To the President - Special Initiatives

Owner - Plangineering Group


B. S. - Mechanical Engineering , Tuskegee University

Ph. D. - Urban and Regional Planning , Jackson State University

master's degree - urban and regional planning , University of New Orleans

Recent News

Dr. Kimberly Hilliard will transition from the Office of Community Engagement to work under President Carolyn Meyers as the Executive Assistant to the President for Special Initiatives.
Due to the transition, Dr. Kimberly Hilliard, Executive Director of the Office of Community Engagement will fulfill the role of Executive Assistant to the President for Special Initiatives. Dr. Hilliard has over 28 years of experience in the areas of engineering, urban planning, and community development. As the Director of the Office of Community Engagement, she has provided leadership in connecting JSU with local and state agencies, community-based organizations, and local residents and businesses. She obtained her Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from Jackson State University in 2007 and has worked in various community-oriented roles for JSU since 2004. She holds several statewide and local board appointments. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Hilliard to this new position that will commence on March 15, 2016. She will also retain oversight of the community engagement work for the university and serve as a member of my executive leadership team.

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However, Kimberly Hilliard, executive director of community engagement at JSU, said that the project moved due to opposition from JSU's surrounding community.

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Kimberly Hilliard, executive director of Jackson State University's Office of Community Engagement, explained this morning that part of the reason the Legislature declined to grant funding was lawmakers' beliefs that JSU's attendance numbers do not justify the need for a 50,000-person venue.

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