Mr. Wayne Jackson
Mr. Wayne Jackson
Director of the Multicultural Academic and Support Services Program

Biography

Wayne is currently the Director of the Multicultural Academic and Support Services Program at the University of Central Florida, where he provides academic support for more than 30,000 multicultural and first generation students on the UCF campus. During his tenure at UCF, Mr. Jackson has received the 2016 NASPA Excellence Award, the 2012 SDES Team of the Year, 2014 SDES Community Connection Award, the 2019 SDES Outstanding Collaborative Effort Award and the 2010 NACADA Outstanding Institutional Advising Program Certificate of Merit for his leadership in directing the department’s summer bridge program called SOAR (Seizing Opportunities for Achievement and Retention). Mr. Jackson is also the 2003 winner of the Noel-Levitz Retention Excellence Award for his work in directing the Minority Mentoring Program at The College of New Jersey. Mr. Jackson is the co-founder of Jackson-Davis Educational Consulting, a company that helps colleges and universities increase their retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students. Mr. Jackson has been married for over 30 years and has three sons, Emmanuel, Taroy and Joshua.