Dale Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Dale Jones is an experienced higher education leader and public administration scholar. He brings the experience of his 32-year career in higher education to his professional work and service to colleges and universities, serving as a higher education consultant. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of Virginia Commonwealth University, beginning in 2022. 

His administrator and faculty member career spans several public and independent colleges and universities. Most recently, he served as chancellor and chief academic officer of Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre. Before then, he was vice president for strategy, administration, and board affairs at Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. At Hampden-Sydney, he was secretary of the board of trustees and collaborated extensively with the president, board chair, and board affairs committee to enhance board operations and effectiveness. Dr. Jones also served on the faculties at the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs School of Public Affairs, and U.S. Air Force Academy Department
of Political Science.

Dr. Jones completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management; University of California, Berkeley, Executive Leadership Academy; Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Certificate in Fundraising Management Program; American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Initiative Program; and Virginia Commonwealth University Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute Leadership Development Program.

He is an Honor Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a B.S. degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Syracuse University Maxwell School. He also received an M.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. from Wright State University. Dr. Jones completed a career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He held a variety of leadership positions, including duty as a White House Social Aide to President Ronald Reagan. He is a member of the Class of 2023 Lead Virginia, a statewide leadership program. He is a member of the American Society for Public Administration. He is also currently part of the Executive Certificate in Leadership Coaching Program at Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL).