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Jackson State University brings in former SWAC AD

Jackson State University brings in former SWAC AD


JACKSON, Miss. | The Jackson State University Division of Athletics and Vice President & Director of Athletics Ashley Robinson announced the return of Hakim McClellan as the Deputy Athletic Director on Monday afternoon.
 
McClellan returns to Jackson State University after a two-year stint as the Athletic Director at Mississippi Valley State where he oversaw several facility upgrades including a new videoboard at Rice-Totten Stadium most recently and a new field turf project. He also commissioned a new logo for the athletic department in June 2024.

 
Under McClellan’s leadership, several significant projects and partnerships were realized at MVSU, including a partnership with Kimbrough Trucking, a Black-owned business in Indianola, Mississippi, resulting in the donation of an 18-wheeler truck, upgraded the tennis courts, updated the track, enhanced the softball deck, upgraded the weight room, and installed new computers in the athletics academic lab. McClellan also initiated a stole ceremony for graduating student-athletes, created a student-athlete lounge, increased the Graduation Success Rate (GSR), improved Academic Progress Rates (APR), achieved the highest GPA in five years across all athletics, hung basketball championship banners, developed an app for university athletics, increased MVSU’s athletic social media presence, and launched Athletics Giving Tuesday.
 
This will be the second stint for McClellan at Jackson State University after he originally joined the Division of Athletics in July of 2018 and assumed the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance role. McClellan came from Prairie View A&M and worked as the Athletic Academic Advisor for the men’s baseball, women’s basketball, soccer, and track & field teams. In July of 2016, he was named PVAMU’s first Certification Officer in the Office of the Registrar.
 
He assumed his new role Monday afternoon.

Jackson State University brings in former SWAC AD







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