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David Jones

David Jones, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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David Jones is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As the chief student affairs officer, Dr. Jones is responsible for managing enrollment growth and providing excellent student services, including campus housing, campus recreation, career services, counseling, student health, student union, university security, university admissions, and New Student and Family Programs for the university.

With more than 29 years of student affairs experience, Dr. Jones has been an active leader in the housing field, including serving as a past president of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers and an editorial board member of The Journal of College and University Student Housing. He also co-authored a chapter for the book, Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners and is currently an editor for the Journal of Learning Spaces. His work with students, in the community, and across higher education has been recognized with various honors, including the Minnesota State Student Association, Administrator of the Year, and the Minnesota State System Outstanding Academic and Student Affairs Administrator Award.

Prior to joining Minnesota State Mankato, Dr. Jones worked and taught at the University of Alabama, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, The College of William and Mary, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.