NSU President and CEO Eddie N. Moore Jr. has selected Dr. Stacey Franklin Jones to serve as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Dr. Jones, an engineering and computer scientist, has a broad higher education leadership background and has raised more than $50 million in federal, state, private and corporate support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, capital improvements, student financial assistance and institutional support. Additionally, she has secured and administered more than $100 million in proposals, grants and contracts from the federal agencies including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, as well as private sector companies.
In his selection of Dr. Jones, President Moore cited her blend of leadership and practical experience.
“At this turning point in the history of Norfolk State University, Dr. Jones brings with her the skills, expertise, and passion needed to lead this institution’s academic operations and assist in forging the University onward to higher heights,” he said. “I am delighted she has agreed to join my cabinet at this time.”
Dr. Jones’ higher education administrative experience includes serving as Chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Bowie State University, and Senior Vice President, Dean of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and Chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Benedict College. She also served as Special Assistant to the Maryland University System.
Her scholarly and private industry experience includes appointments as research faculty in the Computer Science Department at The Johns Hopkins University, Multimedia System Architect and consultant at Xi Systems Inc., Director of Engineering at Futron Corp., and several positions at Northrop Grumman (formerly Westinghouse Electric Corp., Electronics Systems Group).
Dr. Jones graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She has two master’s degrees from The Johns Hopkins University, and a doctorate from The George Washington University. Dr. Jones has served as an American Council of Education Fellow at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, supporting a $1 billion capital campaign, and completed the Management Development Program at Harvard University, and the Executive Leadership Program at Hampton University.
She has extensive international scholarly travel to include Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa; Shandong, Shanghai, Guizhou and Fuzhou, China; as well as Havana, Cuba; and New Delhi, India.
Raised in Boston, Dr. Jones received the South Carolina Governor’s Award for Excellence in Science, and the Outstanding Woman in Technology Award from the National Society of Black Engineers.