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North Harris College dean named Barbara Jackson Scholar


Jimmy Adams, North Harris College dean of workforce education and training, was recently selected as a University Council of Educational Administration Barbara Jackson Scholar by the faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling. Adams was recognized at the College of Education Awards Ceremony held on the Sam Houston State University campus on April 27.

Adams is currently pursing a doctorate in educational leadership from Sam Houston State University, earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Art from the University of Montevallo, in Alabama and his Master’s of Business Administration degree from Houston Baptist University.

Adams currently serves as interim dean of workforce education and training for North Harris College (NHC) and previously served as dean of NHC’s career technology division. Over the last five years, he has served in various leadership roles at NHC including interim dean, department chair, program manager, and is a full time professor.  In addition to his career in higher education, he has more than 26 years of professional experience in advertising, marketing, and sales and has worked for such companies as Smith International, McEvoy Wills, Cooper Industries, Cameron Iron Works, and Rice Food Markets. He is also president of Desktop Dimension Creative Services a graphic design company he founded in 1994. Adams earned the Educational Leadership Doctoral Research Award from Sam Houston State University and the John Spicer Art Scholarship from the University of Montevallo. He is a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Barbara Jackson Scholars are students of color from University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) member institutions who are interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of Educational Leadership.

The Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Program is named after Barbara Loomis Jackson, EdD an icon in the educational leadership world. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College in 1950, master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a doctorate degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1970. Dr. Jackson’s accolades and writings on educational leadership roles for minorities have gained national recognition. She is currently a professor in the Division of Educational Leadership, Administration and Policy at the Graduate School of Education, Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York City, but also served as chair of the division from 1997 to 2003.

North Harris College is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads.

NHMCCD, among the five largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.



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