Acting on the recommendation of Chancellor Rufus Glasper, the Maricopa Community Colleges' Governing Board approved the hiring of Nikki R. Jackson, J.D. to become the district's Vice Chancellor for Human Resources. Ms. Jackson now serves as the Personnel Cabinet Secretary to the Governor of Kentucky. The Board's action occurred at its Dec. 14 meeting. Ms Jackson is the youngest Cabinet Secretary and first African-American woman to head the Cabinet in Kentucky's history. She has 14 years of human resources experience, including private sector positions with Norton Healthcare, Philip Morris USA, Georgia-Pacific Corporation and ADP. Ms Jackson earned her Bachelor's Degree from Hampton University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University Of Miami School Of Law. She earned certification in collective bargaining from Cornell University's School of Industrial Relations, and began her career as a labor and employment lawyer in Florida.

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