Posted: June 19, 1996

Contact: Doug Anderson,, 651-201-1426

Dr. Yvette Jackson, vice president of academic and student affairs at North Hennepin Community College (NHCC) in Brooklyn Park, today was appointed interim president of the college by Chancellor Judith Eaton of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.

The one-year appointment takes effect in mid-July. Jackson will replace Dr. Katherine Sloan, who is leaving NHCC to become president of the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston.

"Katherine Sloan has provided very effective leadership for North Hennepin Community College, and she will be missed," Eaton said. "We are fortunate to have such an accomplished educator to step in as interim president."

Jackson came to NHCC in August 1995 from Sacramento City College, where she served as dean of behavioral and social sciences and dean of counseling services.

Jackson has kept her focus on students with special needs while moving into administrative positions. She has extensive experience in assessment, placement counseling, gifted programs, college success classes, early outreach and follow up and advising black students.

She graduated with honors from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in psychology and went to graduate school at the University of Michigan, where she received her M.A. in psychology and her Ph.D. in psychology and education.

NHCC serves more than 5,500 students with a wide array of pre-baccalaureate, career and continuing education programs. The college is a member institution of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, which serves more than 151,000 students at 62 campuses in 46 communities around the state.