The Peralta Community College District has announced that Nathaniel Jones III will be the next president of the College of Alameda in California.
The College of Alameda enrolls more than 5,600 students, according to the latest data furnished to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 17 percent of the student body.
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Jones noted that “I am committed to a student-centered education. Creating a culture of diversity and inclusion is vital in making these important attributes a dynamic part of the fabric of the educational process. I look forward to bringing my skills in strategic planning, fiscal matters, instruction, research and evaluation to the College of Alameda and working closely with students, faculty and staff to build upon the college’s progress.”
Dr. Jones has been serving as vice president for business services at Moreno Valley College of the Riverside Community College District in California. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jones held administrative and faculty positions at the University of California, Riverside; Pepperdine University; Dartmouth College; Northern Arizona University; and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He earned an MBA from Loyola University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in health policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.