Texas Southern University’s School of Public Affairs to Host Census 2010 Seminar

Style News Wire | 9/29/2009, 7 p.m.
Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan Institute will host a discussion on the “Importance of the Census 2010, An Explanation of ...

Texas Southern University’s Barbara Jordan Institute will host a discussion on the “Importance of the Census 2010, An

Explanation of Its Implications” Wednesday, October 7th, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm in room 114 in the Barbara Jordan-Mickey

Leland School of Public Affairs building located on the campus.

The keynote speaker for this discussion will be Arnold Jackson, the Associate Director for Decennial Census at the U.S.

Census Bureau. He provides executive leadership for all decennial census and related programs, and is principal adviser

to the executive staff, providing overall direction, planning and coordination for all decennial census operations. He

works closely with the six decennial division chiefs and two program office chiefs to provide overall direction for

reengineering the 2010 Census.

As the Chief Operating Officer for the Decennial Census, he oversees the formulation of the budget and directs the

administration of all decennial census and geographic support funds.

During his previous tenure at the Census Bureau, Jackson was the first associate director and chief information officer to

serve on the director’s executive staff. He was chief of the former Decennial Operations Division, pioneering the use of

highly distributed information-technology solutions for decennial census nationwide support. That division became the

Decennial System and Contracts Management Office for the 1990 Census.

Jackson came to the Census Bureau after several years in the management consulting business, where he was a partner

and director in a minority-owned business consulting firm in Washington, D.C.

Jackson is a winner of a Hammer Award for leading a team that launched the Census Bureau Web site in the mid-1990s.

The Hammer Award is presented to teams of federal employees who have made significant contributions in support of

reinventing government principles. Jackson is a graduate of Hampton University, the Harvard Business School and the

Federal Executive’s Institute.

For questions andinquiries, please contact: Dr. Byron Price, pricebe@tsu.edu / 713.313.4809 or Mr. LaRence Snowden,

snowdenlb@tsu.edu / (713) 313-6844