Dr. Joyce A. Jones has been named vice president of student services in addition to her role as dean of students at ASU, and Mr. N. Dan Whitfield, former associate vice president for business services, has been promoted to the position of vice president for business operations. The new positions follow the April retirement of Dr. Fred Barnabei, former vice president for business and student services.
Dr. Jones has served as dean of students since 1998. Mr. Whitfield had served as associate vice president for business services since 1999.
In her new position, Dr. Jones will oversee student services including housing, financial aid, the Career Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, student activities, the START-UP Center, and the Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre. She will continue her responsibilities as advisor to the student judicial cabinet as well as meeting with students who are in violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
Mr. Whitfield will oversee business operations including financial and accounting services, physical plant operations, public safety, human resources, procurement, the campus bookstore, and food services.
Active in local civic organizations, Dr. Jones serves on the executive boards of the Greater Augusta Arts Council and the Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce. She is a 2002 graduate of Leadership Augusta and also serves on its Adult Education Board as this year’s chair. She previously served as co-chair of Augustans Together and works with Girls Inc. and the Girl Scouts.
Before coming to ASU, Dr. Jones was director of educational programs at the Carter Center in Atlanta where she facilitated collaborative efforts with the faculty of Emory University and their students at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. She also supervised more than 100 Carter Center interns and graduate assistants. Dr. Jones also previously served as the assistant vice president for student affairs at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
She earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Texas Woman’s University and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Nebraska.
In his former position, Mr. Whitfield directed a major turnaround in the bookstore operation and results, increasing sales by 43 percent over the last four years and achieving a seven-fold increase in earnings. Mr. Whitfield led the implementation of a program that enabled students to use their financial aid in the bookstore, allowing them to purchase their books at the beginning of the semester. He championed the university’s Purchasing Card Program which has significantly improved the efficiency for purchasing goods and services. Also, he successfully developed the JagCard campus card program as a service to students, faculty, and staff.
A graduate of ASU with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, Mr. Whitfield previously worked at Schweitzer-Mauduit International, where he was a key member of the senior management team that led a successful spin-off from Kimberly-Clark Corporation. At Kimberly-Clark Corporation, he was the director of business planning and analysis.
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