MNU Appoints New Provost

Mar. 11, 2013 - by jsklekamp

MNU Appoints New Provost

March 25, 2013
Mary Jones

Dr. Mary Jones has been appointed MNU provost and chief academic officer. Jones is currently provost and chief academic officer at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma, where she previously served as a member of the business faculty. Jones also served as deputy vice-chancellor at Africa Nazarene University, in Nairobi, Kenya. 

The appointment marks a return to MNU where Jones served for several years as a member of the business faculty and director of Graduate Studies in Management. Prior to her career in higher education she was vice president and marketing director at First Federal Savings and Loan in Kansas City, Mo.

Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Emporia State University, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is recognized as an innovative and highly capable leader in higher education. During her tenure at SNU she led the institution through the accreditation process and provided effective leadership of traditional and non-traditional marketing and enrollment processes. 

Jones will provide leadership at MNU for the academic governance of the colleges and schools, university faculty and the administration and leadership of the traditional and non-traditional marketing, recruitment, admissions and student support systems.

University President Dr. David Spittal stated, “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Jones to our leadership team. She has a wealth of experience and is highly respected for her commitment to academic excellence and effective teaching and learning. She will be a great asset to MNU as we build an innovative strategy for the future.”

Jones will be introduced to the university campus in March and will officially begin her duties July 1, 2013.

 

 

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