Dr. Hilliard Lackey guest speaker for Callaway graduation

JANS – Dr. Hilliard Lackey III will be the speaker for the Jackson Public Schools Summer Graduation at Callaway High School in the Auditorium on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at 6:30 p.m.

Hilliard Lackey has been at Jackson State University for 45 years. He is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Higher Education, Geography and History, Coordinator of Programs for the Jake Ayers Research Institute, University Historian, Freelance Columnist, CSET Recruitment Consultant, Immediate Past National Alumni President.

He is married to his childhood sweetheart, Lillian Troupe Lackey, a retired math teacher at Powell Middle School.  He and Mrs. Lackey are the parents of four children:

Dr. Katrina Lackey Davis, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science;

Hilliard Lawrence Lackey, IV, Environmental Science Research Associate at Jackson State University;

Dr. Tahirih Charryse Lackey, Environmental Engineer at The Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg;  and Darryl William Lackey an insurance agent in Jackson.

His son-in-law Dennis Davis is a Personal Physical Trainer at the Little Rock Athletic Center and a Diversity Consultant.

His daughter-in-law Dr. Tracy Knight Lackey is Associate Professor of Special Education at Jackson State University.

Dr. Lackey has three degrees from Jackson State University:  Bachelors of Arts in History and Political Science, Master’s of Science Degree in Education Administration/Supervision and Education, and Education Specialist Degree in Educational Administration. He also studied for a Master’s of Arts in Historical Geography at the University of Arkansas and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Higher Education Administration at the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Lackey’s hobbies include being a football referee and baseball umpire.  He is a columnist for the Mississippi Link, Clarksdale Press Register, and the Clarion-Ledger.  In addition, Dr. Lackey has served as a television program host for Jackson State University (TV-23) and LeMoyne –Owen College (Memphis, Channel 17), and radio news director of Jackson’s WMPR 90.1 FM radio.

Dr. Lackey believes that he has been created to know God, to serve God, and to contribute to an ever-advancing civilization. His motto is “To do all the good I can, for all the people I can, for as long as I can. May God be the Glory!”