Ashley J. Lewis-Jackson - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • Richard and Arnita Lewis Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Endowment Fund | Est. 2011
brick engraved with name Ashley J. Lewis-Jackson

Ashley J. Lewis-Jackson

For Ashley Joyce Lewis-Jackson (BSBA ’08, Accounting), her time at The University of Tulsa involved much more than going to classes and taking tests. Ashley pursued a wide array of extracurricular activities, making her experience at TU much more fulfilling and leaving her with many wonderful memories.

Due to her outstanding leadership skills, Ashley often sought leadership positions in the organizations she joined, including Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Central Regional Representative), National Association of Black Accountants (President), Association of Black Collegians (President), National Pan-Hellenic Council (Treasurer), Beta Alpha Psi, University Ambassadors, Leaders Inc., Order of Omega, Mortar Board, Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Delta Honor Society, Lantern Honor Society, Scroll Honor Society, and the Collins College of Business Student Advisory Board. She was named a Top Ten Freshman and received the Jess Choteau Outstanding Senior Award in recognition of her accomplishments while she was a student.

After her graduation from TU, Ashley launched a successful career at General Electric Company, using the knowledge she gained in her studies and the business contacts she had developed at TU. She now works for Oklahoma State University-Tulsa as the Director of Fiscal Affairs.

Ashley continues to be involved at her alma mater by serving on the TU Alumni Association Board of Directors and on the Black Alumni Leadership Council. She was awarded the 2017 Collins College of Business Fast Track Alumna Award in recognition of her career achievements and her commitment to living a life of purpose and impact.

Ashley remains grateful for the support and encouragement she received from her parents, Richard and Arnita Lewis, who made numerous sacrifices to enable her to pursue her academic and career goals, and who instilled in her a deep respect for education from an early age.

In 2011, Lewis-Jackson created the Richard and Arnita Lewis Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship Endowment Fund as a way to honor her parents and assist graduates of Tulsa Public Schools planning to attend TU, with an emphasis on African American students. This life insurance gift was created through TU’s Pioneer Program, and it took Ashley into the esteemed Chapman Legacy Society.

In addition, she established The Ashley J. Lewis Pursuit of Excellence Book Scholarship at TU in 2009 to help students cover the costs of textbooks and other books for their classes.

The University is deeply grateful for this caring alumna, who has helped pave a path to success for those who will come after her at her alma mater for generations to come.