VPSA Barb Jones to Retire in August

Vice President for Student Affairs Barb Jones is set to retire this summer, the University announced. She’ll be replaced in the interim by current Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations Joy Haywood Moore, BC ’81, beginning on August 3.

Jones has run Student Affairs since 2013, when she joined the BC administration from Miami University of Ohio. She spent 40 years in the field, serving at six different universities during her career and at one point also becoming president of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

“The relationships I have had with outstanding students, faculty, and staff have been a gift for which I am truly grateful,” Jones said in a statement in BC’s announcement. “My colleagues in Student Affairs are some of the most committed, caring, and creative people I have never known.”

Executive Vice President Michael Lochhead said Jones will be missed by her colleagues at NASPA and by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

“Barb brought experience, a strong work ethic, and a student-centric commitment to her work that earned her the respect of students, faculty, and her administrative colleagues,” Lochhead said in the announcement.

Haywood Moore’s past experience includes seven years with the office of University Advancement, running the Archer School in Los Angeles, the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, and at one point serving as the interim head of the Oprah Winfrey Academy for Girls in South Africa, according to the announcement. She received an honorary degree from BC in 2010.

“[Haywood Moore] is a highly respected and engaged administrator with extensive leadership experience that will serve her well in this new role in Student Affairs,” Lochhead said. “She is a highly respected and engaged administrator with extensive leadership experience that will serve her well in this new role in Student Affairs. I look forward to working closely with her during the coming months.”

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