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Staff Spotlight: Cassandra Jones

November 3, 2010

Ms. Cassandra Jones, Project and Data Manager in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

Ms. Cassandra Jones, Project and Data Manager in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences

Cheyney University spotlights Cassandra Jones, Project and Data Manager in the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences. Ms. Jones produces data reports for internal and external customers, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities—Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP). She recruits students for the NSF-BEAMS Program and the CU Aquaculture department.

Ms. Jones is originally from the suburban Chicago town of Waukegan, Illinois. “It was an incredible time of change and growth in the Midwest and in our country,” she observed about growing up in the 60’s and 70’s. “I was in the thick of it early on working on black student union issues in high school, then the Urban League and later political action committees and finally as an elected official. She represents Ward 2 on the West Chester Borough Council.

With a bachelor’s degree in entertainment business management from Columbia College in Chicago, Ms. Jones has served Cheyney University and her local community well. She is a member of the National League of Cities, the National Black Caucus, the Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities, the Interfaith Housing Association of Chester County, and several other community and civic organizations.

Ms. Jones’ daughters Jasmine and Janina both attend Cheyney University. She attends Highway Gospel Community Temple, where she serves as choir director and praise team leader.