Cammie Jones has been hired as Executive Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at Barnard College, effective today. This newly created role is a position of leadership charged with developing the college’s approach to civic and community engagement through facilitating relationships between the college, community leaders and stakeholders across the city as well as in Harlem. The new position is intended to help Barnard realize its commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff and faculty.
Jones brings an abundance of knowledge and experience to Barnard, most recently serving as the Associate Dean of Experiential Learning and Civic Engagement at Bard College. In this role, she oversaw several innovative experiential learning and leadership development initiatives. As part of her work to raise the voices of the next generation of leaders, Jones also taught courses on women’s empowerment during her time at Bard.
Outside of her professional work, Jones is heavily involved in the Dutchess County community, serving on several boards of nonprofit organizations. Currently, she is on the Board of Directors for Dutchess Outreach, a member of the Dutchess County Commission on Human Rights, and Executive Secretary for the Dutchess County Democrats. She is also a recent graduate of the Supermajority Majority Leaders Program.
As a first-generation college student, she holds a B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Louisiana State University. She has received numerous awards for her work in higher education and community engagement, and has coordinated several global and domestic summits on civic engagement, youth-action leadership development and the future of women’s rights.