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Jesse Mason


Commissioner Jesse Mason is Director of Cooperative Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and was key in establishing this academic program that allows qualified students the opportunity to participate in work-integrated learning.

As a former director of the Little Rock City Board, Mason has also served his city in many other capacities including Vice Mayor, Vice Chairman of the Little Rock Port Authority Board, Chairman of the Little Rock Housing Authority Commissioner and Chairman of the Little Rock Education Commission.


  • Bachelor of Science - Economics, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Completed postgraduate studies, California State University – Hayward

Awards, Honors, Distinctions:

  • Inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame (2011)
  • AM & N/UAPB Sports Hall of Fame (2007)
  • Vice President, Cooperative Education and Internship Association (Region V 1993-1995).
  • United States Air Force

Community Involvement:

  • Member, Cooperative Education & Internship Association
  • Board of Directors, Education Committee,  Arkansas Repertory Theatre
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers
  • Southeastern Regional Cooperative Education Conference
  • University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff State and National Alumni Association
  • Letter “A” Club
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Team Captain - Black Men United, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Former Board of Trustees, Arkansas Arts Center
  • Former Board Member, St. Vincent Health System
  • Former Chairman - Education and Community Affairs, Little Rock Chamber of Commerce