(JACKSON, Miss.) — Jerome Tinker has been promoted to the position of executive director for the JSU Development Foundation. In 2018, Tinker joined the JSUDF where he fulfilled the duties of executive assistant, accounts payable, donor relations, board administrator, and most recently, director.
When asked how he felt about his new position, Tinker replied he is “ecstatic”.
“My diligent work ethic was not overlooked by University administrators and the JSUDF Board of Directors, and for that, I am immensely grateful. I absolutely love what I do, and each day, I am motivated to go above and beyond my call of duty to ensure our BOD have what they need to exercise proper and effective governance.”
As Executive Director, he plans to collaborate with the executive officers of JSUDF to create an all-inclusive strategic proposal which will assist with strengthening the Board of Directors. This initiative will focus on the following sectors:
- Policy and procedures
- Day-to-Day operations
Tinker also wants to ensure all JSUDF University staff members receive adequate professional development to assist with enhancing internal operations.
“We have limited amount of team members who all have to perform a variety of duties. I believe by empowering my staff and ensuring they have all the necessary resources to be successful, they will in turn, produce an astounding work product for the JSUDF.”
Tinker is a native of Sawyerville, Alabama. He is a cum laude graduate of Stillman College where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in Operations Management. He also has a Master of Community Development in Housing with a certification in Community Planning from Prairie View A&M University.
He is a student member of the Mississippi Economic Development Council, the American Planning Association (MS chapter), the Council of Advancement and Support of Education, and was recently appointed as chairman of the Scholarship and Student Engagement Committee for the PVAMU Atlanta Metro Alumni Chapter.
Tinker is a proud member of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Alabama and is a 2006 initiate of the Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorated.