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Anthony Jones

Anthony E. Jones
Associate Dean for Diversity & Inclusion

 ajones@thiel.edu
📞 724-589-2193
 Howard Miller Student Center

Born and raised on the Eastside of Youngstown, Ohio, Anthony E. Jones was among the first of his family to matriculate and graduate from college. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Mount Union majoring in Art, with a minor in Information Systems. Anthony’s professional career in higher education started soon after graduation as he served in several roles over his professional career. Anthony served in a dual role as the Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment and Resident Director at the University of Mount Union, where he, at that time, helped bring in one of the largest incoming classes in Mount Union history.  He later became the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Marietta College, where he was responsible for the highest retention percentage for minority students, at that time, over a two-year period in Marietta College history. After two years of service at Marietta College, Anthony transitioned to obtain his master's degree in Student Personnel Services at Eastern Kentucky University. He then went on to become a Hall Director at Virginia Commonwealth University for four years before accepting a position back at his alma mater as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at Eastern Kentucky University. After two years, Anthony was offered a position at Thiel College, where he currently serves as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

Anthony feels his purpose is to not only help students become enrolled in college but to help mentor and guide students through successful college careers that transcend graduation. As a first-generation college student, he understands the significance of potential and maximizing that potential to better one’s future.  He always looks forward to meeting and interacting with parents, faculty, and staff, and most importantly students. He believes, without question, that college students are the building blocks that will broaden many horizons domestically and internationally.

Our Initiatives:

  • Creation of Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Board
    • Meet the members
      • Shannon Deets
      • Dominick DiRienzo
      • David Hummel
      • Paula Jaillet
      • Tressa Snyder
      • Anthony E. Jones
  • Work with Human Resources to identify and implement more inclusive hiring practices
  • Diversity and Inclusion Faculty and Staff Reading Groups
  • Implement a Campus Climate Survey
  • Development of a Mentoring Program
  • Development of a Diversity Summit: Hosted at Thiel College