Monica Jones returned to Arkansas in December 2008 after beginning her doctor of philosophy in educational leadership and organizational development at the University of Louisville.
She anticipates an August 2009 graduation. Jones earned her bachelor of arts in psychology in 1995 from the University of Arkansas and followed up with her master’s degree in counseling in 1999 at Arkansas.
While at Louisville, Jones worked with freshman and sophomore students in the college of arts and sciences where she planned, coordinated and instructed an orientation course.
Jones monitored progress, maintained records and assisted in the academic progress of her students.
In addition, Jones served as the assistant director for campus life with the Cardinals.
Under that title, she administered the non-academic disciplinary process, assisted with diversity programs and served as an advisor to both the National Pan-Hellenic Council as well as the university’s supreme court.
While at Arkansas, Jones was the director of the multicultural student services and an academic advisor in the college of education and health professions.
Jones also completed a counseling internship with Decision Point, Inc., in Springdale, Ark., as well as serving as a graduate assistant in the athletic department’s academic center while completing her master’s degree.