TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Dr. Stacy L. Jones has been named the new dean of students at The University of Alabama after serving as interim dean since August 2020.
Jones has served as a student affairs practitioner at UA for more than 28 years. As dean of students, she will continue to provide leadership for Student Conduct, Veteran and Military Affairs, Mentoring and Resiliency, Student Care and Well-Being, and Off Campus Resources.
“The late Tom Strong, dean of students emeritus, planted a seed in 2000 when I became a part of his team in the UA Office of the Dean of Students,” said Jones. “I am hopeful each day that I have indeed blossomed into the kind of servant leader that would make him proud.
I will continue to honor his memory by serving the students and families of my beloved alma mater with honesty, compassion, integrity and kindness.”
In addition to her role as the dean of students, Jones is an adjunct faculty member who has taught classes on freshman experience, leadership and social justice, as well as the history of Black Greek organizations.
Jones serves the community both locally and nationally as a motivational speaker, education consultant and compassionate community servant. She is currently the chair of the Tuscaloosa March for Babies and member of the March of Dimes Alabama Market Board. Jones is the former national secretary for the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Board of Directors and immediate past national vice president of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Jones has been a dedicated member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for 35 years and serves the sorority on local, state and regional levels.
During her years of service at the University, Jones has received numerous awards including the Dr. Minnie C. Miles Endowed Excellence Award, Outstanding Professional Award from the UA Professional Staff Assembly, Dedication of Service Award from the SOURCE Board of Governors and the Capstone Hero Award.
Jones earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising, and master’s degree and doctorate in higher education administration from UA.
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.