George E. Jackson, III
New Leadership for Multicultural Student Affairs
Aug. 24, 2012
BLOOMINGTON. Ill.—George E. Jackson, III has been named director of Multicultural
Student Affairs at Illinois Wesleyan University. He began work on July 1.
A native of Indiana, Jackson comes to the University from Fort Hays State University
in Hays, Kan., where he was the coordinator of diversity affairs. He received a bachelor
of arts degree in communications and theatre arts from Taylor University in Upland,
Ind. and a master of science degree in student affairs in higher education from Colorado
According to Karla Carney-Hall, vice president of student affairs and dean of students,
Jackson has provided diversity leadership at several institutions including Butler
University (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Messiah College (Grantham, Pa.). At Fort Hays,
Jackson supervised the support services for students of color in partnership with
the Center for Student Involvement as well as advised students and collaborated with
campus constituencies to design and facilitate diversity-related educational programs
and activities for students, faculty, staff and the Hays community.
On June 1, Tonya Daniel joined Illinois Wesleyan University as assistant director
for Multicultural Student Affairs.
A native of Alabama, Daniel earned a bachelor of arts degree in religious studies
and philosophy from the University of Alabama. She worked in the non-profit sector
for six years before returning to the University of Mississippi for her master of
arts degree in higher education and student personnel.
For additional information, contact the Dean of Students Office at (309) 556-3111.
Contact: Sherry Wallace (309) 556-3181