Mark W. Jones appointed vice president of St. Norbert College Advancement

From St. Norbert College, March 4, 2004
by Ruth Hunter, ruth.hunter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

DE PERE: St. Norbert College President William J. Hynes has announced the appointment of Mark W. Jones to the position of Vice President of College Advancement. Jones replaces Don Salmon, who has retired.

Jones's responsibilities include leadership, management and evaluation of all areas of college advancement including fundraising, alumni and parent relations, and communications and marketing. As a member of the president's leadership team, Jones serves on the St. Norbert College Administrative Advisory Council, providing specific advancement goals and strategies for increasing the endowment and ensuring resources for academic excellence, student support and facilities. Jones previously served as Dean for Advancement at Wabash College in Indiana and Vice President for Advancement at Goucher College in Maryland. "Mark brings to St. Norbert a substantial record of accomplishment, professionalism and experience,including leadership of three major funding initiatives," Hynes said.

At Wabash, Jones led an award-winning team of 34 employees and directed a $132.5 million capital campaign. His areas of responsibilities included fundraising, alumni programs, communications, marketing, community outreach and trustee relations. Jones also assisted with a personalized alumni admissions effort that generated almost one-half of the college's new students each year.

At Goucher, he oversaw the college's fundraising, alumni programming and community relations efforts; served as one of the college's five senior officers; led a team of 25 employees and directed a $48 million capital campaign. He regularly worked with local and national VIPs and staffed major visits by the First Lady, Nobel laureates and U.S. Supreme Court justices.

While at Goucher, Jones acted as the college's community liaison and served on several local boards. He also coached youth baseball and soccer. "We are impressed that Mark's record includes significant involvement and leadership in the communities where he has lived and worked," Hynes said. "And we are pleased that he intends to continue that record while serving St. Norbert College."

Jones's past employment also includes positions at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the University of Virginia.
He has presented fund-raising seminars and provided consultation services to several organizations and institutions, including Hartwick College, Mercyhurst College, Pepperdine University, Towson University (Md), Washington College (Md), Independent College Fund of Maryland, Junior League of Virginia and the Virginia Jaycees.

Jones is also active with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the leading professional organization in educational advancement. He has organized and taught at numerous training programs for CASE and in several of its districts, frequently earning a "Top Speaker" designation. He has also held many CASE leadership positions, and he recently served as host and mentor for the District V CASE Clarence Jupiter Fellow, a program to promote minority representation in the advancement field.

Jones's published works include an article addressing the ethical obligations of advancement professionals that appeared in the March 2003 issue of CASE Currents magazine. An essay on the importance of engaging alumni will appear this year.
Jones earned a J.D. from Cornell Law School and a Certificate in Educational Management from Harvard University. He graduated, summa cum laude, from Hartwick College, with a B.A. in political science and minors in writing and management. As an alumnus, Jones has served as a director and president of Hartwick's Alumni Association and chair of its Alumni Annual Fund. In 1996, Hartwick named Jones its Outstanding Young Alumnus.