What does it mean to be a Southernite?
To be a Southernite is to be part of the collective advancing the purpose, relevance, value, and strength of HBCUs. I am a proud product of thee Southern University and A&M College and proudly stand on the shoulders of those who made it possible for me to be the best I can be.
Toni Jackson has a natural passion for developing positive personal and professional relationships and opportunities for growth and advancement. With over 12 years of experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, sales, fundraising, talent development, and operational excellence, she has helped to create a voice for the voiceless (by serving as the Staff Senate President at Southern University), generated over $450,000 in scholarship support, and prepared hundreds of students for career success, self-sufficiency, and the benefits of ownership.
In 2015, she launched, Pulse Marketing Concepts, LLC, and continues to provide education, counseling, and marketing services to dozens of groups, organizations, and small businesses. Currently, she is continuing her education by pursuing a PhD in Public Policy, from Southern University and A&M College, in effort to help a new segment of the community. Toni also sits on the National Board of Advisors for Pi Sigma Epsilon Fraternity, Inc., volunteers with Metro Health BR and several community organizations, and is an active and proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star. A true community activist, Toni created The Purple Box Project, an initiative designed to provide basic baby essentials for new and expecting mothers who are survivors of domestic violence. She also created the Pinwheel POWER project and the POWER 5K Walk/Run, designed to increase awareness of and prevention of child sexual abuse.
Toni Jackson is a highly creative, proactive, results-driven, team oriented professional with a unique skill set and diverse perspective. At the age of 39, she has achieved extraordinary success and continues to be a trailblazer. She is passionate about making a difference in her daughter’s life and her community; all while impacting change across generations. Her favorite saying is “I am who I am because of the efforts of others” and it continues to be her motivation to serve.