Wabash College has appointed Steven Jones dean for professional development and director of the Malcolm X Institute of Black Studies. The 1987 Wabash graduate previously served as MXIBS chairman.

Jones comes to Wabash from Indiana University Health, where he has worked for 23 years. He most recently held the position of vice president of the Adult Academic Health Center. Prior to IU Health Jones worked with Methodist Hospital, the State Personnel Department, the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Indianapolis Star and News. Before starting his career he majored in economics with an area concentration in African American Studies at Wabash.

"I am humbled to be returning to Wabash College, and I will be mindful of the investment others have poured in me as I begin this new journey," Jones said. "I am delighted to have the opportunity to share my professional experiences with Wabash students who are preparing to lead our local communities and our country."

In his new role he will oversee the activities of Malcolm X Institute as well as the Schroeder Center for Career Development, the Center for Innovation, Business, and Entrepreneurship and the Wabash Internships and Student Employment program.

"Steven Jones emerged as the ideal candidate because of his vast professional experience and deep engagement with Wabash," said President Gregory Hess. "He returns home to his alma mater with a proven record of high achievement, and we are confident that he will make an enormous difference in the trajectory of Wabash men now and in the years to come."

Jones will begin his role as dean in early September.

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