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By Gary Franchi
Special to The SUN
Norm Jones, who has nearly 40 years of experience in higher education for a number of colleges and universities, has been named Dean of Pueblo Community College’s Southwest Colorado Community College.
Jones will oversee the college’s operations in the southwest region that includes course-offering sites in Pagosa Springs, Durango and Mancos/Cortez.
A dynamic leader with a proven track record, Jones shares PCC’s commitment to put students first. He will be working to build a regional center of academic excellence for students through program and support offerings in the SCCC’s service area.
“We are pleased to have Norm join our team and look for great things to come for SCCC and our students under his leadership and direction,” said PCC President Patty Erjavec.
Jones most recently was Vice President for Enrollment and Athletics for Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., and he has a wealth of administrative experience, especially in the areas of enrollment, admissions and marketing. His previous positions were:
• Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas, December 1996-February 2011.
• Dean of Enrollment Services at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., June 1993-December 1996.
• Dean of Admissions and Financial Planning at Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga., July 1984-June 1993.
• Marketing/Management Consultant: Educational Concepts in Jacksonville, Fla., July 1982-June 1984.
• Vice President and Dean of Admissions at the University of Charleston, W.V., July 1978-June 1982.
• Dean of Admissions at Tusculum College in Greenville, Tenn., July 1977-June 1978.
• Director of Admissions for Mercer University in Atlanta, Ga., March 1974-June 1977.
At each institution, Norm directed successful student recruitment and marketing programs, and he has a proven, extensive track record in top-level management and leadership.
Professionally, he has served on the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, the Texas Association of College Admissions Counselors, the America/China Advancement Program and the E-Committee of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.
Jones has given numerous conference presentations on topics related to student recruiting and marketing. In addition, he developed software and other tools that have been used in admissions, recruitment research and financial aid awarding.
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the college’s educational programs in southwest Colorado and to be a member of this community,” Jones said. “I believe strongly in the institution’s mission of providing quality educational opportunities that transform the lives of our students, enrich our communities, and strengthen the regional economy. We have a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, and I am excited to be involved in this process.”
Jones earned a bachelor of science degree in social science at the University of Tennessee and his Master of Education degree in guidance and counseling from West Georgia University. He began his professional career in 1969 at the high school level in Decatur, Ga., and served as a teacher, counselor and coach through 1973.
More information is available by calling the Durango campus at (970) 247-2929 or the Mancos/Cortez campus at (970) 564-6200.