Dan Jones

The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Tue December 9, 2014

THECB: By 2030, more young people will need degrees

Dr. Dan Jones addressing a crowd at the 2014 Royal Roar in Dallas
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  When it comes to the rate of educational attainment by 25-34 year olds, the State of Texas is on par with the country of Slovenia. Essentially, less than 32% of Texas' young people have obtained a college degree or other post-secondary credential. Right now, the country of South Korea leads the world in this metric, where 64% of the country's young adults are in that number.

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The President's Perspective
11:55 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Jones: Hazelwood funding, financial aid among top higher ed issues in Austin

Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Mary Hendrix meet with host Jerrod Knight ahead of recording the August 2014 edition of The President's Perspective
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Heading into a legislative session, it's good to keep a finger on the pulse of issues key to your industry, and in A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' case, the industry is higher education.

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed July 2, 2014

The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat

Sam Walker, Texas A&M University-Commerce mens head basketball coach
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Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.

This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.

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A&M-Commerce
3:52 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Currin named VP of Business and Administration

Alicia Currin, A&M-Commerce Vice President for Business & Administration
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Alicia Currin has been named vice president of business and administration at Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Currin’s prior role was chief of staff to the chief executive officer and director of planning and governmental relations. She will serve in an interim capacity until formal approval by the Board of Regents at their Sept. 3 meeting.

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The President's Perspective
4:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero

Dr. Edward Romero, Chief Diversity Officer and Rodeo Team advisor/coach makes a presentation at a rodeo team luncheon on the A&M-Commerce campus

During the May 2014 installment of The President's Perspective, Dr. Dan Jones invited two guests to discuss the genesis and the successes of the Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce rodeo team; advisor and coach Dr. Edward Romero and interim head of Agricultural Science, Dr. Derald Harp.

Dr. Romero, who is also the Chief Diversity Officer for the institution, stayed put after the break to help explain what is meant when the term "diversity" is tossed around. This discussion is a continuation of an ongoing series that highlights the guiding principles of the University, which are:

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The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'

KETR

Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, The President's Perspective.

Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.

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Texans in U.S. Government
10:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Hall to visit with Jones on KETR

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in Sulphur Springs in February.

Texas’ 4th Congressional District Rep. Ralph Hall will join Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, for a live broadcast of 88.9 KETR’s The President’s Perspective at noon on Wed. April 2.

Hall, the World War II veteran who, at 90 years old, is the oldest serving member of Congress, will sit down with Jones and KETR’s Jerrod Knight for a live broadcast from the studio headquarters of NPR in Washington, D.C.

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The Morning Bell
7:10 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Tuition increases possible for A&M-Commerce

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Possible tuition increases are on the way for Texas A&M University-Commerce students, but this time you may actually appreciate them.

This week on The Morning Bell, we discuss these increases and what it could mean for your future years at the university.

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The Morning Bell
5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Dan Jones: 'We've done all we can to keep costs low'

Texas A&M University-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones
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College tuition is one of the biggest challenges that college students face when planning their futures. Texas A&M University-Commerce is doing what they can to help out.

Daniel Starks speaks with A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones on this week's edition of The Morning Bell.

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money'

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce

In January, the Wall Street Journal published two separate pieces that took aim at "bureaucratic bloat," the questionable value of a college degree, and other presumed ills of higher education. Today, Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.

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Blacklands Cafe
6:00 am
Mon January 20, 2014

University, Commerce hope to attract USDA medical center

Dr. Dan Jones
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A&M-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and Commerce mayor Dr. John Ballotti say the university and the city are doing a feasibility study of applying for a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to attract a regional medical center to Commerce.  This would be in addition to the new Hunt Memorial Hospital District facility that will be built here this year.

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Music
1:16 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Jones speaks of scholarship, cultural significance at Ray Price funeral

Jones and Price in December, 2009
TAMUC Photo

Last Saturday, December 28th, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.

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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Moving diversity to the forefront at A&M-Commerce

Dr. Dan Jones at Binnion Hall.
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When president Dan Jones first introduced his seven Guiding Principles to the university, he knew they'd be the impetus for continued growth and realignment in order to meet the needs of future generations of students. To that end, further discussion is required in order for the administration to stay current - and part of that discussion happens on today's episode of The President's Perspective.

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The President's Perspective
3:45 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Jones welcomes Benavides, talks Thanksgiving

Dr. Adolfo Benevides is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
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"Let me tell you, this is as far north as my family would like to go," says Columbian-born Dr. Adolfo Benavides about his recent move to Greenville to accept the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

On this episode, Dr. Dan Jones introduces us to Benavides, and the two discuss plans for helping to keep A&M-Commerce a "forward-looking" institution.

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KETR's Locker Room
10:20 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jones describes rebuilding A&M-Commerce athletics

Dr. Dan Jones
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This week on Look at the Lions Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce discusses the rebuilding process in the A&M-Commerce athletics department, and Taylor Fore discussed his role with athletics and alumni.

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