Georgetown College names its new president

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Georgetown College has a new president.

The college announced Friday, after a comprehensive, nationwide search, it has selected William A. Jones as its 25th president.

In a statement, Dave Adkisson, Chairman of the Georgetown College Board of Trustees, said Jones’ “unequivocal commitment to Christian higher education, along with his impressive history of fundraising and growing enrollment at institutions like Georgetown, makes him the perfect fit for the College.”

Georgetown College says Jones was president of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas where, in his three years there, he was able to dramatically increase enrollment and fundraising efforts while strengthening the college’s Christian and academic mission.

Jones graduated from Berea College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science.

“Working alongside the faculty, staff, and board of Georgetown College to serve its students and community will be a deep professional honor,” Jones said. “Having grown up in Kentucky, I have known about Georgetown’s excellence my entire life. From the 36 Fulbright Scholars over the past 30 years to the six recent national championships, Georgetown College is blessed with outstanding student outcomes.”

Jones will arrive on campus on July 22 to begin his tenure.

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