2002 3rd Extraordinary Session
By: Senator(s) Frazier, Harden
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF LONGTIME JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATOR DR. KATHRYN BLACK WEATHERSBY, AND EXPRESSING THE SYMPATHY OF THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, longtime Jackson State University Administrator and School Teacher, Dr. Kathryn Black Weathersby, died in a tragic automobile accident on September 5, 2002; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Weathersby was a pillar in the Jackson State community, serving as Chair of the Urban Studies Program, and prior to this position serving as Director for the Center for Urban Affairs and Coordinator of Outreach Activities for Jackson State University; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Weathersby, who received her Bachelors Degree from Jackson College, her Masters Degree from Tuskegee Institute and her Doctorate from Ohio State University, was a veteran educator and her career and civic activities are a matter of record: Director of the Adult Education Program at Utica Junior College, 1957-1959; volunteer Teacher for Adult Education at the Voice of Calvary Center in Mendenhall, Mississippi, 1960-1963; Consultant for the Consumer Education Content for the Basic Adult Education Program at Jackson State University, 1967-1969; Teacher in the Continuing Education Program for Early Childhood and Consumer Education at Jackson State University, 1976-1978; Teacher of Consumer Education for parents and other adults, Pelahatchie Head Start Center, 1976-1980; Field Supervisor, Alcohol/Drugs Studies Center, Jackson State University, 1980-1990; Panel Member for reviewing proposals for consumer education projects funded by the United States Office of Health and Human Services, 1981-1985; Board Member for Central Mississippi Voluntary Family Planning Council, 1975-1984; Board Member for Mississippi Voluntary Family Planning Council, 1975-1985; Board Member for Mendenhall Ministries, 1980-1999; Board Member for Simpson County Economics Development Foundation, 1997-1999; President Simpson County School Board, 1997-1999; Board Member for Jackson Urban Enterprise Council, 1998-1999; Co-Coordinator for State of Mississippi's Life Smarts Education Project, 1995-1999; Director for Youth Legislative Assembly, 1995-1999; and Co-Coordinator for Earth Knowledge Traveling Camp for Youth, 1996-1998; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Weathersby leaves a legacy of commitment, dedication and spiritual resilience, and her life was an inspiration to all Mississippians:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life of longtime Jackson State University Administrator Dr. Kathryn Black Weathersby, and express the sympathy of the Senate to her children Milton Weathersby II and Syntyche Weathersby.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be presented to Dr. Weathersby's surviving family, be forwarded to the President of Jackson State University and be made available to the Capitol Press Corps.