Please welcome Scott Jones, Campus Director of the UMW Dahlgren Campus Center for Education and Research. Scott joined the university’s staff last week after a highly successful 30-year career in the defense industry, 28 of which were with BAE Systems’ Dahlgren site. Most recently, he managed a major program for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division and BAE Systems, developing and operating multiple mobile criminal forensics laboratories in Iraq and Afghanistan with responsibility for more than 300 scientists, technicians and support staff. He brings well-established relationships with the region’s military and civilian communities, a respected history of successful leadership and accomplishment, and the energy that will enhance the Dahlgren Campus’ multi-faceted contributions to the Navy, King George County and the university.
Scott is a 1984 Mary Washington graduate, son of Jane Johnson Jones ‘55 and married 30 years next month to Mary Chidester Jones ‘81. Scott and Mary have raised their family in King George where Mary is a King George Elementary School teacher, their son Luke is a rising senior at JMU, and their daughter Jesse is a rising senior at KGHS. He also has contributed his time and talents serving on the Executive Committee for the King George Relay for Life, and leading Relay fundraisers such as the Relay Bridge Ride, a motorcycle tour through the local countryside mapped to cross as many bridges as possible, with pledged donations for each bridge. The 2013 Relay Bridge Ride tallied 74 bridges in 5 hours, and raised over $8,000 for Relay.
Scott’s relationships, perspective and experience will contribute to his success and the continued accomplishments of the Dahlgren Campus. Please welcome him as he meets and gets to know so many of you that will work with and support his efforts. You can contact Scott at extension 4031 or email@example.com, and of course, you’re always welcome to visit him at the UMW Dahlgren Campus.