Dr. Darryl Jones

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Darryl Jones
Building A, Room 417
Journal Square Campus
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Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Union Institute
M.S., Howard University
B.S., North Carolina University
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Previously, Dr. Jones served as Vice President at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in York, Pennsylvania for four years leading college advancement and fundraising initiatives and administrative operations. Dr. Jones also held the position of Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at The College of New Rochelle in New Rochelle, NY. As a first-generation college graduate and an educator, he passionately believes that higher education is an ideal place for free thinking, open communication, and dialogue across diverse communities and disciplines. Dr. Jones holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Union Institute, a Master’s degree from Howard University, and a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University. He proudly and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps for six years.

Dr. Darryl Jones (he/him) is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Hudson County Community College. Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, the Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) serves 20,000 students annually in one of the most ethnically diverse and densely populated communities in the United States. As the chief academic officer and a key member of the president’s Cabinet, he provides vision and leadership for the Journal Square and North Hudson Campuses; the College Libraries; the Center for Online Learning; the Center for Teaching, Learning and Innovation; the Office of Open Education Resources (OER); and the Academic Support Services Center. A dynamic and engaging leader, he is known as an innovator and a passionate promoter of equitable higher education programs and services. He has spent over 30 years working in higher education providing transformational leadership for equity initiatives, strategic planning, resource development, regional and programmatic accreditation, developmental education redesign, high school partnerships, workforce development, and extensive hiring of faculty and staff. The breadth of his experiences encompasses all aspects of higher education, including Liberal Arts Colleges, Catholic Higher Education, Community Colleges, Research I Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He has been the principal investigator and project director for numerous grant-funded initiatives to strengthen student success and bolster completion rates. Since Dr. Jones joined Hudson County Community College, he has spearheaded the College’s academic programs in support of two overarching goals: student success and diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Academic Affairs Division, under Dr. Jones’ leadership, is critical to ensuring that students succeed thanks to a fully-invested and committed faculty and staff that buys into this mission. Through college-wide initiatives, the fall-to-fall graduation rate has increased significantly under Dr. Jones’ guidance. Additionally, the College won the prestigious and nationally-competitive 2023 National Bellwether College Consortium Award Winner for Instructional Programs and Services. He is responsible for managing four academic Schools (School of Business, Culinary Arts, and Hospitality Management, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Nursing and Health Professions, and School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) along with providing leadership for all credit -based instructional staff including faculty, lecturers, and adjuncts. Dr. Jones has served as a peer evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and most recently was a peer reviewer for the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference. In 2022, Dr. Jones was selected as an Aspen Rising Presidents Fellow. In 2023, he received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award for extraordinary work in academic affairs. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Dr. Derrick E. Nelson Educator of the Year Award for exemplary leadership in the educational field presented by Nu Lambda Chapter Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. In 2019, he was recognized by the York County Economic Alliance in Pennsylvania for his dedication and leadership as a Board Member and Chairman of the Economics Club.