March 2, 2024

New Assistant Dean for Student Involvement

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

On June 10, Melissa L. Jones began her tenure with UMW as assistant dean for student involvement. Jones will have oversight for the Orientation program and will supervise the offices of Campus Recreation, James Farmer Multicultural Center, and Student Activities and Engagement.

Jones was formerly with Virginia Commonwealth University in various positions including associate director of residence education and associate director with the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.  She received her master of education in counseling psychology with an emphasis in college student personnel administration from James Madison University and her master of education in social foundations of education and bachelor of arts in history, English, with a minor in African-American studies from the University of Virginia.

The Assistant Dean’s office is currently located in the Student Activities and Engagement suite in Seacobeck Hall. Those offices will move to the new University Center once it opens in 2015.

Please join the Division of Student Affairs in welcoming Melissa to the UMW community.


  1. Dan Walker says

    Hi, Melissa! Welcome!