Lori Jackson Evans


  • Jackson State University (1999)
  • Jackson State University (2004)

Lori Jackson Evans grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, where she attended and graduated from Murrah High School in 1995, and Jackson State University in 1999 and 2004. She is employed with Regional One Health as Manager, Community and Stakeholder Engagement. In this role, she manages strategic community engagement activities and supports marketing, communications, volunteer services, external affairs, and public relations for Regional One Health. A proud graduate of Jackson State University, she earned both a Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and a Master of Science in counseling from the institution. 

Her undergraduate matriculation encompassed many facets of campus life. She was the only freshman selected by Student Government Association President James McGee to serve in his Presidential Cabinet as chair of community service. Her senior year, she was elected and reigned as Miss Jackson State University 1998-1999. Lori was an active member of the SGA, she was elected Miss Sophomore Class 1996-1997, Junior Class Vice President (1997-1998), Pre-Alumni Association, Tiger P.R.I.D.E. Connection, Dean’s List Scholar; Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities; JSU Insatiable Modeling squad (president) and founding member of JSU Pathfinders, (JSU’s first student mentoring organization).

After graduation, Lori had a successful 15-year career at Jackson State University, where she demonstrated a genuine love for her university and a desire to see all students succeed. This was evident through her leadership and service to students, faculty, and staff through various roles in Student Affairs, including Admissions Counselor/University Scholarship Manager, Coordinator of Student Organizations/Advisor to Student Government Association, Director of Student Life Communications and Outreach, and Associate Director for Campus Life and Assistant Director for Greek Affairs. In 2012, she was honored by the JSU Student Government Association leaders as “Woman of the Year”.

Lori’s passion to be a catalyst of change has led to the recognition of her commitment and service to her community. She was recognized by the Mississippi Business Journal as a Top 40 Under 40 honoree (2008) and named one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Leading Business Women (2010). In 2013, she was recognized by former JSU President Dr. Carolyn W. Meyers as the first and only recipient of the Inaugural One JSU Excellence Award Public Servant of the Year. Other notable recognitions include Advisor of the Year for Leadership for Kings and Queens National Conference (2013), Distinguished Leader Award (2010) by the Association of Leadership Professionals, Leadership Greater Jackson graduate (2006-2007), Leadership Greater Jackson Alumni Association President (2009-2010) and Leadership Mississippi graduate (2011). She is a LIFE member of Jackson State University National Alumni Association and has served JSUNAA in several roles, including Mississippi Regional Vice President (2003), Inaugural Black Tie Gala steering committee, and she received the inaugural 2011JSUNAA “Young Alumni Achievement Award” during the Inaugural Black Tie Gala. She is also the immediate past president of the JSU Memphis Alumni Chapter.

Lori is also a member of the Junior League of Memphis Board of Directors, Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Memphis (TN) Chapter of The Links, Inc., She was also recently nominated and selected by the American Heart Association as a 2022 Woman of Impact for the Mid-South.