Debra Jackson Appointed Director of Clemson’s Emeritus College

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Debra B. Jackson, professor emerita of nursing at Clemson University, has been appointed director of the Emeritus College, which comprises retired Clemson faculty members who continue to serve the university as mentors and in other roles.

Jackson, who was vice provost of academic affairs and assistant to the president before retiring in January 2017, was appointed to lead the Emeritus College by Robert Jones, executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

During her 26-year career, Jackson also was the first chair of the public health sciences department, acting dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for institutional effectiveness at Clemson. Before that, she spent 19 years in various roles at Emory University, including as a tenured associate professor of nursing.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina, a master’s in nursing from Emory and Ph.D. in higher education administration from Georgia State University.

Since retiring, she has remained active as a consultant and serves on the Emeritus College Advisory Board and chairs the awards committee.