Oklahoma City Community Colleges Names Mautra Jones as its Eleventh President

The board of regents of Oklahoma City Community College has announced the appointment of Mautra Jones as the college’s next president. Dr. Jones will begin her tenure as the college’s 11th president on March 1.

Oklahoma City Community College enrolls more than 12,000 students, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 8 percent of the student body.

“I am grateful for, and humbled by, the confidence the board of regents has instilled in me,” said Dr. Jones. “For the last half-century, Oklahoma City Community College has played an essential and transformative role in educating our citizens, developing Oklahoma’s workforce, and serving our community. I look forward to joining this tradition, and building a new era of growth, opportunity, and exceptionalism.”

Dr. Jones has been serving as vice president of institutional advancement and external affairs at Langston University. She is the site administrator for the university’s Oklahoma City campus, as well as the executive director of the Langston University Foundation.

Dr. Jones received a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. She earned an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs