Portrait of Wayne Jackson

Wayne Jackson

Director of the Multicultural Academic and Support Services Program, University of Central Florida

In his current role, Wayne provides academic support for more than 30,000 multicultural and first-generation students on the UCF campus. During his tenure at UCF, Wayne has received the 2016 NASPA Excellence Award, the 2012 SDES Team of the Year 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). He 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. Wayne 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.