Daniel Jones (chancellor)

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Dan Jones
16th chancellor of the
University of Mississippi (Ole Miss)
In office
June 15, 2009 – present
Preceded by Dr. Robert Khayat
Personal details
Born (1949-03-19) March 19, 1949 (age 66)
Morton, Mississippi
Spouse(s) Lydia Jones
Children 2 adult
Alma mater Mississippi College (Bachelor's degree); University of Mississippi Medical Center (Medical degree)
Profession Medical Doctor, University President
Salary $446,775/year (half comes from private funds)[1]

Daniel Wayne "Dan" Jones (born March 19, 1949 is the 16th and current chancellor of the University of Mississippi. He was appointed June 15, 2009,[1] after Robert Khayat announced his retirement from the post on January 6, 2009.

Jones was formerly the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Herbert G. Langford Professor of Medicine - all three at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.[2] He was the national president of the American Heart Association for the 2007-2008 year.[3][2]

Education[edit]

Born in Morton, Mississippi,[3] Jones earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Mississippi College in 1971 and his M.D. from University of Mississippi Medical Center.[3][2]

Career[edit]

Jones began in private practice in Laurel, Mississippi in 1978. He moved to Pusan, Korea in 1985 as a medical missionary, where he was the director of the community health department and hypertension clinic at the Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital. He joined the faculty of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1992.[2]

Jones, a designated specialist in clinical hypertension under the American Society of Hypertension, is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians.[2] He serves on the board of directors of Global Resource Services, which provides professional consultation to East Asian nations in the areas of advocacy, humanitarian aid, development and education.[2][4]

Jones is the co-author of the book titled Hypertension Pearls, published in 2004.[5]

Chancellor of the University of Mississippi[edit]

Jones was appointed Chancellor of the University of Mississippi on July 1, 2009 after serving in several positions at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, including CEO of the medical center for six years.[6] His tenure as chancellor is marked by the highest enrollment to-date at the university, with over 23,000 students enrolled for the fall 2014 semester,[7] and endowments over $100 million for three years running (2012-2014).[8] Under his leadership, the university has worked to be more inclusive through the development of a vice-chancellor for diversity and inclusion,[9] while Jones has publicly denounced hate speech on campus.[10] His chancellorship is also marked by continued image changes to the university begun by his predecessor, Robert Khayat, including the appointment of a new mascot[11] and a change in the official use of 'Ole Miss', now relegated to athletics.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Jones was born in Morton, Mississippi and grew up in Vicksburg, Mississippi.[12]

Jones is married to Lydia and they have two adult children.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Crisp, Elizabeth (2009-06-16). "UM chancellor confirmed: Jones picked to lead Ole Miss.". The Clarion-Ledger. Archived from the original on 2009-06-16. Retrieved 2009-06-16. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning: Daniel W. Jones, M.D". Mississippi.edu. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ a b c Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare - 2006-2007 (6 ed.). 2006. 
  4. ^ Interaction.org: Global Resource Services[dead link]
  5. ^ "Hypertension Pearls By Daniel W. Jones, Deborah S. King, Marion R. Wofford". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Daniel W. Jones, M.D.". chancellor.olemiss.edu. University of Mississippi website. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Diggs, Mitchell (September 10, 2014). "UM Enrollment Tops 23,000 Students for Fall Semester". news.olemiss.edu. University of Mississippi News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ Hahn, Tina (August 8, 2014). "UM Alumni, Friends Commit $118 Million". news.olemiss.edu. University of Mississippi News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "UM Announces Plan for Leadership on Issues of Race and Diversity". news.olemiss.edu. University of Mississippi News. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Kieffer, Chris (October 4, 2013). "UM leaders ‘strongly condemn’ play incident". www.djournal.com. North Mississippi Daily Journal. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Home" (Press release). Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee. October 14, 2010. Archived from the original on March 23, 2015. Retrieved March 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ West, Phil (2011-10-31). "Memphis Commercial Appeal: Medical school dean expected to be named Ole Miss chancellor June 15". Commercialappeal.com. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 

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