Campbell joins JPS Board


The Mississippi Link Newswire


The Jackson Public Schools’ Board of Trustees has a new board member, Kimberly Campbell, Esq.

Her appointment by Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber was approved by the City Council in July. She will take the oath of office at 11 a.m. Aug. 4, before the regular meeting of the Board.

A reception will be held to welcome Campbell as well as to honor the service of outgoing board member, Otha Burton Jr. The meeting and reception will be held in the School Board Meeting Room located at 621 S. State St.

Campbell is the newly appointed state director for AARP in Mississippi. At AARP she is responsible for all initiatives that involve the 50-plus population and their families. She also promotes the national agenda of AARP and has a strong presence in Washington, D.C. and throughout the entire state of Mississippi. Campbell is committed to her nearly 300,000 AARP members in Mississippi.

Campbell is the former Mississippi state representative for District 72, which encompasses Hinds and Madison counties. She served in the Legislature nearly nine years. She is also a former special judge in the Hinds County Youth Court, city attorney for Belzoni and a previous adjunct professor at Belhaven University.

Campbell is a product of the Jackson Public School District, graduating from Callaway High School with honors in 1990. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Mississippi State University, a master’s of arts degree in organizational communications from Auburn University, and a juris doctor from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Having held vice-chairmanship roles under both Democratic and Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, Campbell is aware of the importance of working toward the best solution for the public good.

She is well-respected by both parties. Her time as an attorney has also equipped her with a unique perspective on both the creation of the laws that govern the state and their application to its citizens.

Knowledge and experience are critical to being a true statesman and being able to work across partisan lines. She further has years of experience volunteering in the community, teaching in the classroom and serving in the interest of the people living in Jackson and all of Mississippi.

Some of her professional/community affiliations are: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Jackson State University’s Institute of Government Advisory board member, Junior League of Jackson, Leadership Jackson alumni, Mississippi Women Lawyers Association, National Association of Black Elected Legislative Women and public school community partner.

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