Minor W. Jackson, III holds a Bachelorʹs degree in Accounting from Quincy University. He was the first African‐American admitted in Quincy Collegeʹs initial MBA Program in 1984. He worked at Parkland Community College from April 2000 to August 2012, initially as the Director, Parkland Business Development Center, then as Director of Human Resources, and in March 2008 was promoted to Executive Director, Workforce Development. Previously he was employed in Human Resources for 17 years with four different Fortune 500 Corporations. He has also served as Director of Human Resources for 3 local companies. As a U.S. Army Veteran, Minor served for 6 years, 3 years active duty and 3 years in the Reserve. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, fifty years ago he worked for all of the Chicago sports teams as an Andy Frain usher. Mr. Jackson is very active in his community and is a member of the following: He has served on the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Champaign County, and the Local Workforce Development Board (LWDB), plus he is active in the Talks Mentoring Program. He and his wife, Louise, have been married for 42 years. They are the parents of two children. Minor and Louise are licensed as a relative foster home in the State of Illinois and they adopted both children in March 1995.

Minor was featured in Difference Makers 2010: An eBlack Champaign-Urbana Publication.