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Alterman "Chip" Jackson

First Vice Chair

Alterman “Chip” Jackson is a native of New York City.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania (PA) (the nation’s oldest Historically Black College) and holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Millersville University, in PA.

Mr. Jackson has spent his entire professional career only working in higher education institutions. He started his career working for over 5 years in the TRIO Program at Millersville University. He then spent 15 years working as Director of Admissions and Assistant Dean of the Graduate School at Hahnemann University of School of Medicine (currently Drexel University College of Medicine) in Philadelphia, PA. He then worked 15 years at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, PA as Director of Admissions and Marketing, Executive Director of Enrollment Services, and Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. After relocating to Lafayette, Louisiana, he spent a brief time as Director of Admissions at Unitech Training Academy before moving on to Executive Director of Enrollment Services at Baton Rouge Area Community College. He then spent the remaining 7 years of his career at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette working as Director of Enrollment Services and retired as the University Registrar in 2015.

Chip has received several awards and recognitions and has been active in the community by serving on numerous members including YMCA Board of Directors in Harrisburg, PA, Highmark Inc. (formerly Blue Shield of PA) Corporate Board, The Daily Advertiser’s Editorial Board, Evangeline Area Council-Boy Scouts of America, and Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana, and Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL). He is currently a board member for the 100 Black Men of Greater Lafayette and member of Good Hope Baptist Church where he served as Deacon and currently chairs the Scholarship Committee. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Prince Hall Free and Accepted Masons.

Chip is married to Dr. Jennifer Hightower Jackson who is Founder and CEO of Keystone Nutrition, a nutrition consulting business she started in 2014. His daughter Saige is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communication and lives in Washington, DC. His son Marques is a graduate of Temple University with a BS in Biology and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a PhD in Biology. He resides in Flagstaff, AZ. Chip’s hobbies include playing tennis and reading.

Mr. Jackson was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards on July 2, 2017 and his service end date is July 1, 2029.  He represents the third congressional district, as required by statute. 

To contact Mr. Jackson:

Mr. Alterman “Chip” Jackson
265 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806