Joseph Jones, Ph.D.

Joseph Jones, Ph.D.

Joseph Jones, Ph.D., comes to FPU from Forman Christian College (FCC), a chartered university in Lahore, Pakistan, where he was vice rector (provost) starting in 2015. In addition to being chief academic officer, his responsibilities included academic administration, marketing communications and enrollment management. Forman offers programs from kindergarten to the Ph.D. and is the third-oldest university in the country’s history, with 6,347 students, 220 full-time faculty and over 21,700 registered alumni.

Prior to FCC, Jones spent more than two decades at colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a group of faith based Christ-centered educational institutions.

An ordained, licensed minister, Jones graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with cognates in planned change and administration from the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system. He has a specialty in restorative justice. His M.S. in Psychology is from Oklahoma State University and his B.A. in Psychology is from Colby College. Jones and wife Yvette have two adult daughters.

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.