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ASU System Foundation Names President

Philip Jackson has been named president of the ASU System Foundation Inc.

Jackson of Jonesboro has served as interim president and CEO since the July 1 retirement of Steve Owens. He joined ASU in the accounting department in 1985, became controller of the ASU Foundation in 1994 and had served as chief financial officer since 2012.

“Philip has done an excellent job in his interim role, and it became clear to the foundation board and myself that he would be ideal for the permanent position,” ASU System President Dr. Charles L. Welch said. “His accounting experience and knowledge of the foundation will enable him to hit the ground running.”

Welch said Jackson’s CFO position would not be filled following a reorganization of the foundation operations.

Jackson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Master of Business Administration degrees from Arkansas State. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

He serves as treasurer of the Rotary Club of Jonesboro and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Association of Governing Boards, Beta Gamma Sigma honor society and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce. He is also a 1924 Lifetime Member of the ASU Alumni Association.

The Arkansas State University System Foundation, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation created in 1977 to operate for the benefit of the ASU System and its related entities.

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