Presbyterian College is proud to announce that Grady Jones has joined their Executive Leadership Team as the new Vice President of Advancement, Marketing, Public Relations and Communications for the College effective October 27th.
After graduating from Oakland City University with a B.S. in English and Religious Studies, Jones continued his education at Indiana University School of Philanthropy and received his M.S. in Philanthropic Studies as well as his Certificate in Fundraising Management (CFM) from the Indiana Fund Raising School.
Jones brings nineteen years of higher education administration experience to PC, having served as a director of development, vice president and vice chancellor at a number of colleges and universities. He also has held a variety of department leadership roles including advancement, development, alumni relations, marketing, communications and media relations. Most recently, he served as the vice president for institutional advancement at Westminster College, which is also affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA). There he launched the first new branding campaign in 20 years and led the Ever Higher Campaign, a $50 million, 5-year comprehensive campaign.
Deeply engaged in his community, Jones is a former member of the Downtown Rotary Club of Jacksonville, Fla., served as an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, Ind., for seven years, was a Paul Harris Fellow Past Chair and a founding board member of the Wabash Valley Youth Symphony in West Lafayette, Ind.
He is married to Stacy MacLeod Jones, and the two have three children and two grandchildren. Jones enjoys golfing, fishing and writing short stories.
“We are truly excited to have Grady and his family join the PC community,” said Presbyterian College President Dr. Claude Lilly. “He comes to us with a true passion for the advancement of higher education, and he will be a wonderful asset to both our community and our College. I look forward to the great things he will do for Presbyterian College and for Clinton.”