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Stuart Jones - Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Southern Utah University

Stuart C. Jones

Stuart Jones is Southern Utah University's Vice President of Advancement . He returned to SUU's campus after spending several years working as vice president for development at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, California and as vice president of institutional advancement at Dominican University of California in San Rafael, respectively. Jones left SUU as the Vice President of Advancement and Regional Services in 2002. He left SUU the first time in 1986 after serving as the student body president his senior year. He returned in 1992 and spent 10 years in leadership roles on SUU's campus, where he led two successful comprehensive capital campaigns, helping to raise nearly $60 million for student scholarships, academic and athletic facilities, endowment, student housing, and faculty development. In his returning role, Jones will direct the most ambitious and aggressive fundraising campaign in SUU's history. Stuart Jones earned his B.A. in political science at Southern Utah University, his MBA at Utah State University, and his Juris Doctorate and MPA at the University of Utah. In addition to his work in higher education, Jones also practiced law with one of Utah's largest and oldest statewide law firms, worked as a judicial clerk for the United States Court of Claims in Washington, D.C., and served as a political campaign director for two successful U.S. senate campaigns. His professional activities and affiliations include several board appointments, and he's worked as volunteer legal counsel as a member of the Utah Summer Games Board of Governors. Among his many awards and honors, Jones was named Man of the Year by the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce and was a gold medalist in the Men's Open Tennis Tournament in the Utah Summer Games. When he's not working, Jones enjoys traveling, athletics, and spending time with his wife Michelle and their family.