Tito Jackson, Class of 1998

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Tito Jackson, Class of 1998

Tito Jackson, born and raised in Dorchester, Massachusetts, attended college at the University of New Hampshire and became heavily involved in student activism. He fought for the University to live up to its assertion that it is truly is an inclusive community open to all people regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, or gender. He was a member of the Black Student Union, BSU, when it presented "The Demands" to the Administration in the spring 1994. These Demands brought 12 black graduate students to the University on Presidential Scholarships the following year. The BSU also created a functional office of Multicultural Student Affairs as well as the CONNECT program, a pre-orientation for students of color and other programs, leading to the increase in the number of students of color not associated with athletics on campus. In addition to his work as a member of the Black Student Union, Tito was elected Student Body President in 1997. He was the second black Student Body President in the School's history and used his position to further his commitment to diversifying the campus, increasing campus safety and making the University more user-friendly for the student body as a whole. He is currently an accomplished sales professional with over 7 years of experience and has won numerous sales awards. He has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lilly, and Alpharma. He is currently employed by Silverlink Communications, a healthcare software company. He currently sits on the board of The Black Community Information Center, Dunk The Vote, and the Global Citizens Circle. Most recently he worked on the successful campaign of Deval Patrick, Massachusett's first black Governor. He loves to read, travel, play with his nieces and nephews and is rumored to be pretty light on his toes on the dance floor.