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Stacey Franklin Jones named provost at Bowie State University

Bowie State University
August 10, 2010
The search for Bowie State University's Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has been successfully concluded. Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones will begin serving in that capacity July 1, 2010. She will come to Bowie State from Benedict College where she serves as Senior Vice President.

Dr. Jones has led many interesting and exciting information technology initiatives at Benedict, including the college's first campus-wide infrastructure to perform research and develop applications via a high speed wireless network. Her current portfolio at Benedict includes oversight of the Business Development Center, Sponsored Programs and Research, and Government and External Relations. Previously, she served as Dean for the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Prior to her leadership role at Benedict, Dr. Jones taught computer science courses and was a research scientist at Johns Hopkins University. At Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the oldest technology university in the U.S., she worked with distinguished President Shirley Ann Jackson.

A magna cum laude graduate of Howard University, Dr. Jones received two master's degrees in Engineering and Applied Science from Johns Hopkins University, one in Numerical Science and the other in Technical Management. She holds a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the George Washington University. Dr. Jones has published numerous articles and book chapters, including over 40 technical reports. In addition, she has delivered international scholarly presentations.

Dr. Jones has an excellent reputation for being able to work with people and to move aggressively to achieve priorities and agendas.

Her appointment was the result of a highly competitive national search that garnered an outstanding pool of candidates. Dean Antionette Coleman, chairperson, and the Provost Search Committee led the process in selecting the university's new academic officer.

Jones' appointment follows a period of transition since the announcement last December that Bowie State's Vice President and General Counsel, Karen Johnson Shaheed, would serve as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The campus community thanks Attorney Shaheed for her willingness to take on this tremendous responsibility and appreciate her strong leadership during this transition.
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