Deneese Jones Named Provost at Drake University

Deneese L. Jones was appointed provost at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She will take her new position on June 1. She currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Previously, she was a professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky for 15 years.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University.

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  1. Francene says:

    Congratulations Dr. Jones. I was at Morehead State when you were an Associate Dean at UK. We talked about me enrolling in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program. I am now at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.

  2. M. Elizabeth says:

    Congratulations to Drake University for making this excellent appointment.

  3. Ravi Pendse says:

    Congratulations. Good things happen to great people. Deneese is a phenomenal role model to so many.

  4. Evelyn says:

    Dear Dr. Jones,

    Please know that we admire you for your great parenting, intellect, grace, and compassion for others. We congratulate and honor you!

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