April 1, 2005
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J. Jeffrey Jones Appointed To New Position at PNC
WESTVILLE – J. Jeffrey Jones of Michigan City has been named to the newly created position of assistant vice chancellor for engagement at Purdue University North Central.
“As our campus continues to mature, we have evolved into our role as a key leader in our community. Our strategic plan calls for us to further develop our engagement in our surrounding communities. We look to Jeff to help us achieve these goals outlined in our strategic plan,” explained PNC Chancellor James B. Dworkin. “PNC has significantly developed its community engagement activities in recent years and has worked hard at implementing a regional approach to economic development in the areas we serve.”
In addition, Jones also will pursue more opportunities for PNC Continuing Education programs by linking them more closely with economic development initiatives.
Jones holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Purdue West Lafayette, a master’s degree in Communication from Purdue Calumet, and a bachelor’s in English from St. Joseph’s College. He is a graduate of Elston High School in Michigan City.
He also holds a courtesy academic appointment of assistant professor of Organizational Leadership and Supervision.
A member of the Purdue North Central staff since 1984, he began his service as assistant director of admissions. He has held several positions through the years, including director of continuing education, director of enrollment and marketing, and his most recent post as assistant vice chancellor for enrollment management.
Jones has also served as vice president of the Michigan City Area Schools Board of School Trustees, chairman of the LaPorte Regional Health System, chairman of the Michigan City Area Chamber of Commerce and is currently president of the Boys and Girls Club of Michigan City. He is also a member of the Michigan City Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors and chairs its Technology Committee. He is a board member of the Center of Workforce Innovations, the Michigan City Advancement Corporation, the advisory board for the Hours for Ours program and the Westville Correctional Facility Advisory Board.