Dr. Robert J. Jones in the News

Dr. Robert J. Jones

SUNY Board Appoints Dr. Robert J. Jones as University at Albany President

The State University of New York Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. Robert J. Jones as the 19th president of the University at Albany, following a national search that attracted candidates from leading research universities across the country.

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President Jones Named Co-Chair of Capital Region Economic Council

UAlbany President Dr. Robert Jones has been appointed the new Regional Council Co-chair for the Capital Region Economic Development Council. Dr. Jones will lead the regional council in collaboration with council co-chair and Albany Medical Center President James J. Barba, filling the position vacated by RPI President Shirley Jackson.

UAlbany President Robert Jones with Legislative Leaders

UAlbany and Capital Region Leaders Join Together to Support New SUNY Capital Plan Request

University at Albany President Robert Jones enlisted the support of business and community leaders for the University's SUNY Capital Plan request.


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President Jones Moves UAlbany Community Engagement Forward

University at Albany President Robert Jones recently completed a series of campus conversations to advance the University's progress as a community-engaged research university.

UAlbany President Robert Jones greets a Kenyan government delegation

Center for International Development Hosts Kenyan Government Delegation

UAlbany’s Center for International Development’s (SUNY/CID) Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program is hosting a delegation of senior officials from the government of Kenya, to assist them in implementing a new devolved form of government under the county’s new 2010 Constitution.

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UAlbany Unveils New School of Business Building To Serve as A Hub for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Strives for Nation’s Top 50 Status

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones, joined by the campus community and regional leaders and legislators, today cut the ribbon on its state-of-the-art $64 million School of Business building and unveiled the State University of New York’s first four-year undergraduate degree program in digital forensics.

Students are a big part of UAlbany's "Celebrate and Advance" week

University at Albany’s 'Celebrate and Advance' Week to Culminate with Presidential Inauguration, Sept. 28

On Sept. 21, UAlbany commences "Celebrate & Advance," a weeklong series designed to honor our past while advancing plans for our future. The roster of events highlights research and scholarship, academic and campus life, diversity, community engagement and humanitarianism, culminating Sept. 28 with the inauguration of Robert J. Jones.

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UAlbany, City School District of Albany Team Up to Promote College and Career Readiness

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones joined City School District of Albany Superintendent Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, Ph.D., at William S. Hackett Middle School to host a series of workshops that give sixth-grade students a taste of college life.

UAlbany President Robert Jones

University at Albany Inaugurates Robert J. Jones as its 19th President

The University at Albany inaugurated its 19th President, Robert J. Jones, Ph.D., on Sept. 28. Dr. Jones was formally installed at a ceremony in the University's Performing Arts Center. He outlined his vision for UAlbany in an inaugural address before a packed theater of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community and business leaders.

J. Spencer and Patricia Standish with UAlbany students

University at Albany Receives $1.5M Gift to Support Entrepreneurship Track

UAlbany President Jones announces a $1.5 million gift from area philanthropists, J. Spencer and Patricia Standish, to endow a professorship in the University’s School of Business. The endowment will propel the entrepreneurship track in the nationally-ranked school and attract renowned scholar-teachers in the emerging field.

A UAlbany student at Connect-to-Community Week

UAlbany Celebrates Connect-to-Community Week

The University holds Connect-to-Community Week as part of its third annual Community Service Month, designed to encourage volunteerism, advance University-community partnerships, and increase student and faculty involvement in community-based learning and research.

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UAlbany Inaugurates Region’s First Confucius Institute

The University announces the inauguration of a Confucius Institute, an educational center designed to promote Chinese language and culture to UAlbany students and the region. The Institute will also help facilitate student study-abroad scholarships and funding for faculty-exchange activities.

Leanne Wirkkula, Chief of Staff

UAlbany President Appoints New Chief of Staff

President Robert J. Jones today announced the appointment of Leanne Wirkkula, Ph.D., as his new Chief of Staff. Dr. Wirkkula will join UAlbany on February 3.

UAlbany President Robert Jones and students at Hackett Middle School

UAlbany Honors Commitments to Community Engagement, Apr. 25

Underscoring his commitment to advance UAlbany as a publicly-engaged research university, President Robert J. Jones will honor university-community partnerships improving public well-being in the region and beyond at the 2014 President's Awards for Exemplary Community Engagement on April 25.


UAlbany Big Data Conference on May 5

UAlbany Convenes Business, Government and Academic Leaders to Explore the Future of Advanced Data Analytics, May 5

With data and data analytics being utilized in unprecedented ways to solve problems and generate better global understanding, the University convenes industry and government experts on May 5 in the Inaugural President’s Forum on Data to address trends, opportunities and how best to prepare a new generation of college graduates.

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UAlbany President Robert J. Jones Joins Universities Worldwide in Historic Effort to Fight Global Hunger

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones will join leaders from nearly 50 universities worldwide at the United Nations in New York City on Tuesday, Dec. 9, when he signs the Presidents’ Commitment to Food and Nutritional Security. 

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University at Albany Announces $5.25 Million Gift, Largest-Ever, from Massry Family

University at Albany President Robert J. Jones announced today that the University has received a $5.25 million gift from the Massry family to support the School of Business and key University-wide initiatives.


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University at Albany to Host the Nation’s First College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced plans for a College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cybersecurity to be located at the University at Albany. The governor committed $15 million to establish the first-in-the-nation security college

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James R. Stellar Appointed University at Albany Provost

The University at Albany has named James R. Stellar as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. Stellar, who was appointed after a national search, will join UAlbany on February 2, 2015.

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The Albany Promise Cradle to Career Partnership Releases 2014 Report Card

Albany-area education, business, community, and government leaders convene at the University to release the 2014 Albany Promise Report Card, which updates the progress being made to improve student achievement from cradle to career in the City of Albany.

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Capital Region SUNY Campuses Ask State Legislature to Invest in SUNY

Leadership from State University of New York campuses in the Capital Region call on local elected officials to continue their leadership in supporting New York's public higher education sector by creating a new Investment Fund and extending NYSUNY 2020's successful rational tuition policy in the 2015-16 New York State Budget.

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IIE, UAlbany Convene Workshop on U.S.–Iran Academic Partnerships in Public Health and the Medical Sciences

In support of increasing academic ties between the United States and Iran, the Institute of International Education and the University at Albany have convened a one-day workshop on May 13 to facilitate groundbreaking higher education dialogue between the two countries.

UAlbany President Honored by UMinnesota

University of Minnesota Renames its Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center in Honor of UAlbany President Jones

The University of Minnesota Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC)honors President Jones in recognition his past service and commitment to that university and its surrounding community. UMinnestoa President Eric Kaler renames UROC the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center.