NSU President and CEO George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., to the position of dean of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. The appointment was made effective Sept. 5.
Jones has provided over two decades of leadership and service to the Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship in his current role as Interim Dean (since March 2012) and previously as executive associate dean, associate dean for academic affairs, executive director of master’s programs, and assistant professor of management. Jones has also served as director of the M.B.A. programs, assistant professor of management, faculty coordinator for graduate programs, director of the center for entrepreneurship and a recruiter. Before entering higher education, he served in various engineering and management capacities at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for more than 15 years.
In 2011, Jones was appointed to the Technology, Research and Scholarship Board by former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist where he served a three-year term, and he is a member of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and the Sigma Beta Delta International Society.
Jones earned his Doctor of Business Administration and M.B.A. degrees at NSU, and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana