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Dr. Sheila Jones is GRCC’s Associate Provost of Instructional Support & Institutional Planning, facilitating efforts to build an innovative curriculum, effective teaching and learning practices leading to student success, and institutional accountability.

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.

The Instructional Support & Institutional Planning division includes the areas of Curriculum Support, Experiential Learning (Honors Program, Service Learning, and Study Away), Institutional Research, Registrar’s Office, Teaching, Learning, & Distance Education, and Veterans Affairs.  The division also supports the College's Strategic Planning efforts as well as accreditation.

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. 

Jones completed the Michigan Community College Association's Leadership Academy in 2019 and currently serves as GRCC's Accreditation Liaison Officer, a member of the board of directors of the Michigan American Council on Education Women's Network, and an adjunct faculty member in the Doctorate in Community College Leadership program at Ferris State University.

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
Associate Provost
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