Joseph Jones, Ph.D.
Joseph Jones, Ph.D., came to Fresno Pacific University after serving several years as vice rector of a Christian university in Pakistan. His prior 20-plus years in higher education included service as provost at North Park University, Chicago, and dean of education and social sciences at Messiah College in Pennsylvania. Before becoming a professor, Jones served in justice systems in New York, Oklahoma and Virginia.
Jones has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. His work in higher education includes building university/community partnerships with the aim to empower students, faculty and staff to “Engage the Cultures and Serve the Cities. Jones has served on numerous boards and travelled extensively with the aim of “extending the influence of the Kingdom of God through Christian higher education.”
Yvette M. Jones, CFRM
Yvette Jones has more than 25 years of experience in public relations, organizational advancement and fund development. She served as CEO/director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Susquehanna Valley, Lancaster, PA, and as an administrator, collaborator, board development and personal trainer, negotiator and speaker for United Way, the National Urban League and other social service and relief agencies. In addition, Jones has spent 20 years as sole proprietor of multiple small businesses. Her experience in non-profit administration, cause marketing, public speaking, event planning and program development have enriched her self-motivation and communications skills. Jones’ passion is to help people reach their full potential and use the skills God entrusted them with to improve the lives of others through servant-leadership.