Dr. David P. Jones, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

Dr. David P. Jones David Jones is the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As the chief student affairs officer, he is responsible for managing enrollment growth and providing excellent student services including campus housing, campus recreation, career services, counseling, student health, student union, campus security, admissions, and New Student and Family Programs for the University.


With more than 24 years of student affairs experience, he has been an active leader in the housing field as a past president of the Southeastern Association of Housing Officers, an editorial board member of The Journal of College and University Student Housing, and co-authored a chapter for the book, Building a Culture of Evidence in Student Affairs: A Guide for Leaders and Practitioners. He is currently an editor for the Journal of Learning Spaces.


Prior to joining Minnesota State Mankato, David worked and taught at the University of Alabama, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Central University, The College of William and Mary, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

David is married to Dr. Jennifer B. Jones, a 1992 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato and they have two children, Cooper (14) and Riley (12), and a dog named Bama, which was his wife’s idea.

(More information available on the Student Affairs website.)