Commendation for Allison Jones, Assistant Vice Chancellor of
Student Academic Support

AS-2996-11/FGA/EX

RESOLVED: Allison Jones began his career in higher education administration in 1970, and has been employed with the California State University (CSU) since 1985 and the Office of the Chancellor since 1988; and

WHEREAS: Allison Jones has admirably coordinated support to CSU's 23 campuses in the areas of K-12 academic outreach, admission, enrollment management, financial aid, educational opportunity programs, student services, student health, transfer services, disabled student services, and remediation; and

WHEREAS: Allison Jones has capably served on several systemwide, statewide, and national advisory committees that address outreach, admission, enrollment management, transfer, financial aid, and remediation issues; and

WHEREAS: Allison Jones has skillfully served as the chair of the governing boards of the Articulation System to Stimulate Inter-institutional Student Transfer (ASSIST) and California Articulation Number (CAN) as well as the chair of the Intersegmental Coordinating Committee (ICC), which is composed of faculty, staff and student representatives from all sectors of California education; and

WHEREAS: Allison Jones has competently served on numerous educational boards and councils including the Scholarshare Investment Board, the Governors Interagency Coordinating Council on the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems, the P-16 Council and the California ACT Advisory Council; and

WHEREAS: given his strong commitment and experience, Allison Jones was appointed by the Chancellor of the CSU to the task force charged with implementing the provisions of the Governor's California Veterans Education Opportunities Partnership in spring 2006; and

WHEREAS: given his extensive experience and knowledge, U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings first appointed Allison Jones to the federal Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which provides advice and counsel to the Secretary of Education and Congress on student financial aid policy issues in June 2007; and

WHEREAS: after 25 years, Allison Jones will be leaving the CSU to accept the position of Senior Fellow for Postsecondary Engagement with Achieve in Washington, D.C.; and

WHEREAS: the Academic Senate CSU will be worse off for missing Allison Jones’ good humor and well-informed perspectives; therefore be it

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU express our shared appreciation of Allison Jones’ keen dedication to the CSU and outstanding leadership as Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Academic Support especially his oversight of systemwide enrollment management during very challenging times; and be it further

RESOLVED: That the Academic Senate CSU wish Allison Jones the best as he begins the next chapters of his career and life as a national leader in higher education administration.

Approved by Acclamation - January 20-21, 2011


 
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