Andrew C. Jones, Ed.D. serves as the Chancellor/CEO of the Coast Community College District, located in Costa Mesa, California. A senior college administrator for more than 30 years, Dr. Jones previously served as the vice chancellor of educational services for the Dallas County Community College District and president of the Community College of Baltimore County. Dr. Jones has held previous roles as the director of special services, associate professor of adult and continuing education, assistant to the president, Title I director, dean, vice president for academic and student affairs, and provost/professor of education. He will lead Coast Community College District and its three colleges, which serve nearly 60,000 students.
Jones has spent most of his academic career serving four-year colleges and universities; however, during the last 15 years, he has been an advocate for equal access and student success at the community college level, where students can earn an associate degree, professional certificate or similar credentials. He also has led several recent initiatives: addressing the declining role of minority males in higher education, increasing faculty diversity and promoting student success through the use of technology and process improvement.
Jones earned his doctorate in education and public policy from Temple University, holds a master’s degree in information sciences and had undergraduate preparation in economics at the University of Maryland. Married to Dr. Savannah Jones for 36 years, he is the father of Dana and Kyle and grandfather of Savannah, Quentin, Zora and Preston.