MU administrator Jackie Jones retiring after 34 years

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 | 6:24 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — Jackie Jones, vice chancellor of MU Administrative Services, will retire Dec. 31 after working at MU for 34 years, spokesman Christian Basi said.

Jones oversees financial and service operations, including Cashiers, Payroll, Campus Facilities, Human Resources, MU Police, Parking & Transportation Services and Environmental Health & Safety.

She started her career at MU in 1979 as manager of MU Business Services. Later, she was associate director, then director, of Business Services before becoming associate vice chancellor of Administrative Services, according to a release from the MU News Bureau. She was appointed to her current position in 2001.

Jones' forthcoming retirement is among several in higher administration at MU over the past year. Budget Director Tim Rooney retired in December 2012. Chancellor Brady Deaton will retire Nov. 15, and Provost Brian Foster will retire in December.

Gary Ward, who is associate vice chancellor of Campus Facilities, will serve as interim vice chancellor of Administrative Services until the next chancellor names a successor, Basi said.

Jones received a bachelor's degree in business education and a master's degree in counseling and guidance from Truman State University (then Northeast Missouri State University) and a law degree from Southern Methodist University.

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