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Priscilla Maynor named UCEA Jackson Scholar

Priscilla Maynor, a third-year Ed.D. student in Educational Leadership, has been named UNC-Chapel Hill’s 2007-2009 Barbara L. Jackson Scholar. The Jackson scholarship network is an effort made possible by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). The program represents UCEA’s commitment to increasing the number of racial and ethnic minority scholars who enter the professoriate.

Maynor was nominated for the scholarship network by her adviser Linda Tillman, professor of Educational Leadership in the School and UCEA associate director for Graduate Student Development. Maynor joins a cohort of 44 students who will attend the 2007 UCEA Annual Meeting in Alexandria, Va., in November. As part of the scholarship, she will receive travel and lodging funds to participate in the conference. 

The principal benefit of the Jackson scholarship program is Maynor’s opportunity to interact with her mentor, who will be assigned in the near future, as well as other respected and internationally known scholars in the educational leadership field. Additionally, she will have the chance to network with other doctoral students who enjoy similar interests.

Barbara L. Jackson, for whom the scholarship is named, is a professor at Fordham University in New York City. Prior to coming to Fordham, Jackson served as professor and dean of the School of Education at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md., and associate professor and associate dean at the School of Education at Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. In both of these historically black institutions, she was involved in the establishment of new doctoral programs in educational administration.

Maynor earned a B.S. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina-Pembroke in 1985 and completed her master-level work in Special Education and Education Administration and Supervision at Fayetteville State University and UNC-Pembroke. She plans to pursue a career in higher education, possibly in administration.