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Barbara Jones, Ph.D.

Barbara Jones is Vice President for Student Affairs at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. A student affairs administrator, she has served at a variety of institutions including Miami University, University of Memphis, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Ball State University and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is a former President of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, an organization with 13,000 members at 1400 institutions in 28 countries. Jones received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Indiana University and her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.  She is passionate about higher education and has been involved in several national initiatives such as the Task Force on the Future of Student Affairs, the International Center for Student Success and Institutional Accountability, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Graduation Rate Study and the American Council on Education/ Kellogg Project on Leadership and Institutional Transformation. Most recently she co-edited a publication on student affairs during a time of fiscal crisis. She has been recognized with the Elizabeth A. Greenleaf Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University, the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Pillar of the Profession Award and Region IV East award for Outstanding Performance as a Senior Student Affairs Officer.