Charles H. Jones
Charles H. Jones cuts the ribbon during the dedication
ceremony while, left to right, Chancellor Thomas Meredith,
President David A. Bell, Ves Jones, Dwight Jones and student
Karen Lisse look on.
In June 2003, the Board of Regents of the University System of
Georgia approved the request of Macon State College President David
A. Bell to name the new academic building on the Macon campus in
honor of Central Georgia business and community leader Charles H.
Mr. Jones is recognized as a champion of higher education,
enhanced healthcare and economic development in the region and the
state. As a member of the Board of Regents from 1994 - 2001,
he played pivotal roles in the modernization of facilities and
fiscal management and in the introduction of master planning in the
34 institutions of Georgia's University System.
For many years,
Jones has been dedicated to the development of Macon State's
baccalaureate programs and the College's new mission. He was
the principal architect of the reorganization of the MSC Foundation
and through the Jones Family Foundation, has generously supported
its work. Since the Foundation's reorganization, its assets
have increased from $350,000 to nearly $9.7 million.
The chairman of Macon real estate development company Ocmulgee
Fields Inc., Mr. Jones is a member of the President's Club at his
alma mater, the University of Georgia. He has also serve3d on
the Mercer University Board of Trustees and on the Mercer School of
Medicine's Board of Governors, as well as on the Presbyterian
College Board of Visitors.
His other community involvement includes service on NewTown
Macon Inc.'s Board of Directors; the Greater Macon Chamber of
Commerce; Return of the Creek Indians Commission; Macon - Bibb
County Convention & Visitors Bureau; United Way; Museum of Arts &
Sciences; Macon - Bibb County Hospital Authority; Bibb County
Development Authority; Macon - Bibb County Industrial Authority; and
the Medical Center of Central Georgia's MedCen Foundation.
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