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Jones Named Vice President for Business and Finance

Jones Named Vice President for Business and Finance

8/8/2012
 

        Melvin Jones
 

Jones Named Vice President for Business and Finance 

INSTITUTE, W.Va. -- In another significant step toward strengthening the fiscal future of West Virginia State University, President Brian O. Hemphill has named Mr. Melvin Jones vice president for Business and Finance. Jones, who held the position previously in an interim capacity, also served WVSU as an assistant professor of Accounting from 2009 to 2011.

 “Melvin brings significant experience in corporate and non-profit financial operations,” Hemphill said. “He will play an important role in returning the University to a healthy, sustainable fiscal position.”

Prior to joining WVSU, Jones was vice president and chief financial officer for beBetter Business Networks, Inc. “I look forward to being consequential to the future of the University,” stated Jones. “I’m excited to be a member of the new leadership team and I believe President Hemphill is leading us in a direction that will ensure the viability of the University for generations of West Virginians to come.

Jones earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of South Alabama, Mobile .He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Clay Center and on the Board of Trustees of the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation on the Finance, Audit, and Distribution Committee. Jones volunteers as treasurer of the Board of Directors of Kanawha Institute for Social Research and Action. He has served as first vice chairman and treasurer for the Avampato Discovery Museum and as chairman of the board of “Keep a Child in School.”

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