Spotlight On: Brian Jackson
Atlantic City, N.J. – Brian Jackson, chief operating officer of Stockton University Atlantic City, was recently named a trustee to Ocean Wind Pro-NJ Grantor Trust, where he is one of three appointed trustees, each representing Ocean, Atlantic and Cape May counties. The trustees oversee the Trust and its awarding of grants to support small businesses’ abilities to participate and engage in the burgeoning offshore wind industry and infrastructure resiliency projects within these three counties' municipalities.
Jackson, who previously served as one of the advisors to the Trust, said he was honored when he learned he had been chosen for this new role, especially representing Stockton. "As an Anchor Institution, Stockton offers so many opportunities for us to contribute to lasting, impactful work that so many organizations are doing in Atlantic City, the region and nationally. So many organizations seek out representatives from Stockton because we offer so much talent, knowledge and experience from among our faculty and staff," he noted. "I serve on several community boards, and it is important for me and the university to be represented in the room, especially when opportunities impact our community. I highly recommend more of us from Stockton seek opportunities to share our experience, knowledge and skills by serving on local boards."
I serve on several community boards, and it is important for me and the university to be represented in the room, especially when opportunities impact our community.
"Issues centered around coastal resiliency are and should be important to Stockton. We have several majors which focus on the environment, faculty and students are conducting research, and receive significant grant funding to address sustainability and resiliency, not to mention that we have a significant investment in our oceanfront campus," Jackson said. "Additionally, major industries in gaming, tourism, ecology, farming and fishery and boating count on employees and visitors coming to the shore. Stockton will play a critical role in efforts to help drive more residency, commerce, education and a better quality of life to Atlantic City and the Jersey Shore."
Jackson, who celebrated his 25th anniversary as an Osprey in January, found his true calling being part of the Atlantic City campus.
"I have been blessed to work with some incredibly smart, talented people at Stockton, and I've learned from the very best at Stockton, including working for four amazing presidents. What I've enjoyed the most is being involved in the opening and operations of the AC campus," he reflected. "And I am grateful to the leadership at Stockton for allowing me the opportunity and the space to help shape the future of Stockton Atlantic City. I also enjoy my engagement with students, whether they are my student workers, students in the Live, Work, Learn Program, EOF or the Engelberg Scholars, or students from the local high school or middle schools."
Reported by Mandee McCullough