The University Record, March 15, 1993

Jones to step down from top post at U-M-Flint

Clinton B. Jones, chancellor and professor of political science at U-M-Flint since 1984, will relinquish the chancellorship and return to full-time teaching at the Flint campus.

He will step down from the chancellorship on Dec. 31, 1993, and, following a year of leave, resume teaching.

President James J. Duderstadt said: “Clinton Jones has served the University with distinction as chancellor of the Flint campus for the past nine years. His years as chancellor have been significant ones for U-M-Flint. He has presided over the maturing of that campus into an important educational institution.

“As chancellor, Clinton Jones has guided the building of the Murchie Science Building, the acquisition of the Water Street Pavilion and its renovation into the University Pavilion. And he has led the planning for and funding of the new Frances Willson Thompson Library.

“Clint has led the effort to promote a vigorous and healthy multicultural environment for faculty, staff, and students at U-M- Flint, and he can take pride in an increased enrollment by students of color during his chancellorship,” Duderstadt said. “And Clint has been an active leader in the Flint community, forging new and closer ties between the campus and the community.

“On behalf of the entire University community, Anne and I thank Clint for years of leadership for the University. He has been a valued member of the Executive Officers team and a source of good counsel on Universitywide matters. I look forward to his continued good counsel as he returns to the faculty ranks.”

Before joining U-M-Flint, Jones was vice chancellor for academic affairs and professor of political science at the University of Houston-Downtown, Houston, Texas, in 1981–84.

Prior to that, he was associate dean and professor of urban life in the College of Urban Life, Georgia State University, in 1978–81. He was associate director of the Institute for Urban Affairs and Research at Howard University in 1975–78, and chaired the Urban Studies Master’s Program there.

Jones has published widely on urban, criminal justice and political issues, and has served as a consultant to federal, state and local governmental and educational bodies.

He received a bachelor of science degree in natural science and secondary education at Southern University in 1959, a master’s degree in government at California State University in 1968, and a doctorate in government at Claremont Graduate School in 1971.