Columbus Technical College president to address TROY graduates

Posted: Thursday, 16 May 2013

PHENIX CITY — The president of Columbus Technical College, J. Robert Jones, will deliver the keynote address to Troy University graduates on Friday, May 24, during a joint spring commencement ceremony for the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning site.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. EST inside the Columbus Civic Center. About 314 students will receive degrees this spring from the Phenix City Campus and the Columbus/Ft. Benning site.

Jones has been president of Columbus Technical College since 1999. His tenure has seen a threefold growth in enrollment, an expanded campus and a host of new degrees and programs in high growth areas.

Prior to becoming president of Columbus Technical College, Jones served in the Department of Technical and Adult Education's Atlanta office as Director of North Georgia Project Operations for Georgia's acclaimed Quick Start Program.

Jones received his B.S. degree from Georgia Southern College and his M.Ed. and Ed. S. degrees from the University of Georgia. He is a native of Columbus, and has been married to his wife Pat for 46 years and they have a son, Steve of Williamsburg, Va., a daughter, Allison Ehouse of Columbus, and three grandchildren.