Jones College admin and USM President connect

Photo: USM Interim President, Dr. Joe Paul, (pictured center left) recently met with administrators at Jones College to build upon the institutions’ relationship and future endeavors. Pictured left to right is Jones College’s Chief of Staff, Jon Fennell; Executive Vice President of Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer, Christy Holifield; Executive Vice President, Chief of Enrollment Management, Information Technology and Marketing Officer, Dr. Finee’ Ruffin; USM President, Dr. Joe Paul; Jones College President, Dr. Jesse Smith; Provost, Rick Youngblood; Vice President of Student Affairs, Dr. Tessa Flowers and Vice President of Advancement & Athletics, Dean of Students, Joel Cain.

ELLISVILLE – The University of Southern Mississippi’s Interim President, Dr. Joe Paul met with several Jones College administrators recently to discuss new ways to build upon the two institution’s relationship with students. Some ideas the two presidents discussed included how to make it easier for students to transition to USM and other transfer services, along with 2+2 agreements. This is the first time many of the Jones College administrators have met the new interim USM president and are eager to build more partnerships between JC and USM in the future.