From the Podium and Beyond

President Jones Departs for Illinois

Robert Jones

After three and a half years at the helm of the University at Albany, President Robert J. Jones has announced his departure Sept. 30. Effective Oct. 3, he will become chancellor of the University of Illinois.

During his tenure at UAlbany, Jones emphasized the importance of strengthening the University’s ties with its Capital Region neighbors. He advanced plans to establish the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS), renovate a former public school in Albany to house the college, and engage the public in efforts to strengthen both the University and the region. In addition, Jones expanded the collaboration between the University and Albany Law School, and launched the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC).