The University of Georgia has named Anthony Jones, director of financial aid at Appalachian State University, the new director of the Office of Student Financial Aid following a national search. Jones succeeds Bonnie Joerschke, who retires at the end of June.
Jones has led an accomplished career in student financial aid on university campuses and in Washington, D.C. From 2010-2013, Jones was a senior policy analyst and director of Higher Education Regulations Study and director of policy research. He was then appointed as the deputy executive director for the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance. Prior to that, he was a consultant and peer reviewer at the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and a policy analyst in the Office of Postsecondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education from 1999-2008.
As director of the Office of Student Financial Aid at ASU, a position he has held since 2013, Jones was responsible for the administration of all federal, state, institutional and private financial aid programs and oversight, interpretation, implementation and administration of student financial aid programs, including federal, state, institutional and private.
Jones has worked in financial aid offices at Tusculum College, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. He returns to the University of Georgia where he first served as a graduate research assistant in the Division of Finance & Administration and in the Office of Student Financial Aid from 2007-2010. He holds a master’s degree from Tusculum College and a bachelor’s degree from UNC-Greensboro.
The director of student financial aid reports to the vice president for instruction and works under an enrollment management model that includes the offices of Undergraduate Admissions and the Registrar. Jones’ appointment is effective June 15.