Little Priest Tribal College welcomes new presidentAug 15th, 2013 | By tcj | Category: 25-2: Tribal and Behavioral Health, Tribal College News
Little Priest Tribal College (LPTC, Winnebago, NE) recently announced the appointment of Dr. Johnny D. Jones as college president. “The Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, students, and community are confident in their selection of Dr. Jones to serve as the next president of Little Priest Tribal College. We are confident he will be successful moving our institution forward into a new era and insure our students receive the highest level of quality education,” stated Mauka Morgan, LPTC Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Dr. Jones was born and raised in Mississippi and holds a doctorate in education administration and supervision from Jackson State University. Prior to his current appointment as LPTC president, he served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Diversity at Mississippi Valley State University and as Executive Vice President and Chief Academic officer at Arkansas Baptist College. Jones also served as Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Arkansas and was a faculty member at Washington State University.
A tireless worker, Dr. Jones made Arkansas history in 2007 by creating the first African-American community leadership program, providing services to minorities in the region. He also established the Developing Empowerment Linkages through Academics (DELTA) program, which helps enhance graduation rates from high schools in the Mississippi Delta.