Dr. Dan R. Jones
Dr. Dan Jones assumed the presidency of Texas A&M University-Commerce in July 2008. Prior to coming to Commerce, Dr. Jones served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas; and as Dean of University College at the University of Houston-Downtown, where he was also a faculty member in the English Department. He began his teaching career as an instructor of English at Casper College, Casper, Wyoming. Dr. Jones holds bachelor’s degrees in English and journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s in English from Rice University, and a master’s and Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Jones has focused on broadening access to higher education and supporting the success of students. He continues to pursue scholarly interests in the field of non-fiction writing, and is a regular presenter at regional and national conferences. Dr. Jones believes in the power of education to transform lives and shape futures, and has dedicated his career to expanding opportunity for all students.