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Tyrel Jernigan, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

Tyrel Jernigan, Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives

  • Title: Coord, Diversity Initiatives
  • Department: Institutional Diversity & Inclusion
  • Phone: (662) 325-2493
  • Email:
  • Office Location: 106 McArthur Hall
  • Postal Address: 9609, Mississippi State, MS 39762
  • Campus Mailstop: 9609

Tyrel R. Jernigan became the Coordinator of Diversity Initiatives for the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion in February 2018. In his role, he is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs focused on the recruitment and retention of minorities and women, serving as a liaison and collaborator with university committees/commissions engaged in diversity and inclusion efforts, and providing diversity and inclusion outreach programs and initiatives by working with community groups whose focus is on underrepresented populations.

Tyrel earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 2016. He will complete his Master of Public Administration - Administrative Management Program at Jacksonville State University in summer 2018. Prior to his role in the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, Tyrel served as the Assistant Residence Life Coordinator for the Apartment Area in the Office of Residence Life at Jacksonville State University.