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Jones named VP of student affairs
Barbara Jones became Boston College’s vice president of student affairs on July 1, after serving, since 2008, in the same position at Miami University of Ohio. The Division of Student Affairs at Boston College contains Counseling and Health Services, the Career Center, and the offices of Residential Life, Student Programs, and Graduate Student Life. It also includes the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the Women’s Resource Center, and the Office of the Dean of Students.
Previously, Jones has served as director of student activities and organizations at Minnesota State University, Mankato (1982–90); associate vice president for student affairs at Ball State University (1990–2000); and assistant chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (2000–08).
During her time at Miami, the number of student organizations rose 28 percent, and interactions between freshmen and their academic advisors increased 62 percent. Student internship rates among the 15,000 undergraduates climbed 35 percent, and the number of potential employers presenting at career fairs grew from 320 to 420. The West Virginia native earned a BA in history and MS in student affairs at Indiana University, Bloomington, and a Ph.D. in educational administration at the University of Minnesota.
Jones succeeds Patrick Rombalski, who stepped down in December 2012 after leading Student Affairs since spring 2008.
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