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Dr. Sheila Jones is GRCC’s dean of Instructional Support, overseeing efforts to build an innovative curriculum and effective teaching and learning practices leading to student success.

Jones has spent more than a decade in community college education and remains committed to creating opportunities and removing barriers for students to achieve their educational goals.

Jones oversees the Department of Experiential Learning, which includes the Honors, Study Away, and Service Learning programs as well as the Center for Teaching Excellence. Her work includes areas of transfer and articulation, curriculum development, learning outcomes assessment, and academic program review.  

Prior to moving to Michigan, Jones served as the founding District Director of The Robert "Bob" Elmore Honors College of Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., a program which had previously been an Honors Institute.

She also served as president of the Florida Collegiate Honors Council. Her interests in honors education include developing and strengthening the two-year honors community at NCHC, building stronger transfer pathways for community college honors students, honors curriculum development, and the future of honors programs and colleges.

Jones earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in history from Bowling Green State University in Ohio, and her bachelor’s degree in history and business administration from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. 

Sheila Jones
Dean of Instructional Support
(616) 234-4289
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