Deneese Jones was announced as the next provost of Drake University on Monday.
Jones will begin her job on June 1. She will oversee Drake’s academic programs, the library, student activities and other areas.
Jones arrives from Longwood University in Virginia, where she has served as College of Education and Human Services dean since 2005. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at the University of Kentucky in a variety of administrative and professor jobs.