Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones has been appointed president of Paine College.
Jones previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs of the historically Black Methodist liberal arts college in Augusta, Georgia.
In July, she became the active president after Dr. Jerry L. Hardee retired.
Jones is credited with helping the university’s accreditation initiatives. She has served as the accreditation liaison to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and as the director of the institutional self-study for Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS).
“I am honored to be chosen to lead this great institution,” said Jones. “Paine College holds a special place in my heart. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, our esteemed faculty, dedicated staff, loyal alumni and the Augusta community to further the College’s mission and growth. It is my sincere desire to create the best possible living and learning environment for our precious students. Together, we will write a new chapter in the life of Paine College.”