Jackson State University Associate Vice President for Student Life Phillip “Flapp” Cockrell has been selected to present at the Council for Opportunity in Education’s 32nd Annual Conference scheduled for Sept. 8-11 in Chicago. The conference theme is “Looking Back and Moving Forward – Reinvesting in Access and Success.”
Cockrell’s presentation is titled “Looking Back on the Upward Bound Bridge Summer through the Eyes of African-American Students.” Cockrell will discuss what his research findings suggest about what Upward Bound and similar programs can do to support students in their transition from high school to college and steer them towards college graduation.
Cockrell holds a Doctor of Philosophy from Jackson State University in Urban Higher Education, a master’s degree from Florida International University and a bachelor’s degree from the Mississippi University for Women. He also was part of a Study Abroad Tour in Higher Education at Bowling Green State University.
He is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, the American College Personnel Association, the National Society of Leadership Success and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Cockrell’s credentials also include numerous honors and awards, presentations and publications and professional and civic engagement activities.