Deneese L. Jones was appointed provost at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. She will take her new position on June 1. She currently serves as dean of the College of Education and Human Services at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. Previously, she was a professor and administrator at the University of Kentucky for 15 years.
Dr. Jones is a graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University.