Aaron Jones

Junior Delegate, UC Santa Cruz

Job Title: Interim Director, Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP)
UC Service: 4 years
Alma Mater: UC Riverside
Email: ajones10@ucsc.edu
Phone: (831) 316-4721
Pronouns: he/him/his

Biography

Aaron Jones currently serves as Interim Director at the Educational Opportunity Programs at University of California Santa Cruz. Aaron joined UCSC from the University of Hawaii in 2016 as African Black Caribbean Retention Specialist in a split role reporting to the African American Resource & Cultural Center and EOP. He is a junior delegate for CUCSA, by virtue of his serving as the Chair of the Staff Advisory Board at UCSC. He also serves as co-Chair of the Black Experience Team and faculty and staff affinity group, Onyx.

Aaron, an LA Native, is a UC double alum, graduating from UC Riverside with a BA in English and MEd in Higher Education Administration and Policy. He was an involved undergraduate and graduate student engaging in several campus and system-wide groups such as ASUCR, Graduate Student Association, UCSA, UC Council on Student Fees, Chancellor and UC President searches. In 2019, he completed his doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

He is excited to join the CUCSA team and continue to advocate for staff!