Ashford University Leadership
Senior Vice President of University Services & Strategic Planning
Sheri Jones joined the Ashford University team in November 2005. As Senior Vice President of University Services & Strategic Planning, she oversees student-related functional areas, including policy and strategy management, institutional effectiveness, student affairs, and registrar functions. She also provides executive leadership to the Military and Veteran Student Services Task force and oversees military and veteran related operations and outreach. Ms. Jones is Secretary of the Ashford University Board of Trustees and the primary liaison to shared services provided to Ashford University by Bridgepoint Education.
Ms. Jones' career in higher education spans more than 25 years. Before her promotion to Senior Vice President of University Services and Strategic Planning, she served as Vice President of Administrative Services. In this role, Ms. Jones was responsible for the creation of three essential functional areas related to Ashford's online student modality: the Office of Institutional Research, the Office of Policy and Implementation, and a team specializing in Online Student and Alumni Affairs, including Disability Services and Career Services. She has participated in a number of additional projects which demonstrate her fluency in licensure, accreditation and legal compliance; information system planning and implementation; and the institutionalization of modern academic policies and procedures.
Ms. Jones' career in higher education has been dedicated to providing student services for non-traditional programs focused on meeting the unique needs of adult learners. Prior to joining the Ashford University team, Ms. Jones served in various leadership positions in higher education, including Director of Student Services and Administration for Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida; and Director of Student Services for the Georgia School of Professional Psychology in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ms. Jones is a member of the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP), American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA), the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), the Council of College and Military Educators (CCME), the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the National Career Development Association (NCDA).
She also serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce: Defense Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and the Economic Development Center Foundation. Ms. Jones holds an M.S. in Education with a Specialization in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a B.S. in Psychology from Averett University in Danville, Virginia.