FRANKFORT – Kentucky State University has appointed Justin J. Mathis as the Director of the Office of Admissions. Mathis will begin his position on June 1.

“My goal is to publicize, promote interest and increase the overall knowledge of academic programs at the University as well as admit qualified, diverse individuals who will be successful and productive students at Kentucky State University (KSU) in accordance with the overall goals and mission of the University,” Mathis said.

Before joining KSU, Mathis served several years as the Coordinator of Admissions, Recruitment, and Outreach at his alma mater, Alcorn State University.

In February 2016, Mathis served as the Assistant Director for Recruitment at Southern University, where he was responsible for developing relationships among various guidance counselors, corporate and community organizations.

Mathis is grateful to accept the mission ahead and looks forward to joining the Thorobred family.

“There is a discipline that is required to achieve one’s definition of success. We will reignite the passion in those who want to recalibrate the current season of their lives,” said Mathis.  “I believe it is my season to be a part of the great things happening at Kentucky State University.”



Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 land grant University affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 2,000 students.