Award-winning Journalist Roland Martin Named JSU 2022 Fall Commencement Speaker

JACKSON, Miss. – Jackson State University is pleased to announce award-winning journalist Roland S. Martin as the commencement speaker for the ceremony on Friday, December 9th at 10 a.m. CT in the Lee E. Williams Athletics and Assembly Center. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.

“We are delighted to have Roland Martin visit Jackson State University to inspire our graduates and audience during our Fall Commencement Ceremony,” said President Thomas K. Hudson, J.D. “Mr. Martin is a tireless champion and voice for truth on issues of importance to the Black community and historically black colleges and universities. We are grateful for his work as an independent media source that continues to keep our stories top of mind in the national conversation.”

Commencement Event Protocols:

  • This is a non-ticketed event. Masks are optional.
  • Doors will close prior to the procession and re-open after the ceremony begins.
  • The event will be live streamed via @JacksonStateU on YouTube and Facebook.
  • Additional information is available at https://www.jsums.edu/jsucommencement/