Jackson presented with 2020 Lan Hewlett Award

Christine Jackson

Christine Jackson

Mississippi State University Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of Athletic Academics Christine Jackson was named the 2020 recipient of the Lan Hewlett Award last Wednesday [June 24].

"Congratulations to Christine on this well-earned honor," MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen said. "Being recognized by a national organization of your peers is an outstanding accomplishment, and it is a testament of Christine's dedication to our student-athletes, coaches and administrators. We are fortunate to have her on our team at Mississippi State."

The prestigious award is named in honor of Lan Hewlett, a long-time advisor at the University of Texas, who is generally acknowledged as the first to provide academic support services to student-athletes. It is presented annually to an advisor who demonstrates the following:

-- Sustained professional service in academic advising for collegiate student-athletes

-- High level of competency in administrative skills

-- Merited stature among and support from student-athletes, faculty, coaches, and fellow administrators

-- Innovative response in meeting varied and emerging needs of student-athletes

-- An effectiveness in the development of junior staff

-- Significant contributions to the field through publications or professional involvement/development

-- Leadership in university affairs

Jackson joined Mississippi State in August 2015, being named the Assistant Athletic Director of Academics. After earning a promotion in July 2018, she now oversees MSU's Templeton Athletic Academic Center and reports to the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President as well as MSU Athletics.

"I am so humbled and honored to receive the 2020 Lan Hewlett Award," Jackson said. "To be recognized by your peers for doing what you love is so very special."

Prior to joining MSU, Jackson served over 13 years at the University of Louisville, including her most recent role of Director of Student Services beginning in July 2012. She got her start in athletics in 1999 at the University of Kentucky, where she also earned her bachelor's degree in kinesiology (1997) and her master's degree in sport management (1999).

MSU is Mississippi’s leading university, available online at www.msstate.edu.

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