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Fresno Pacific University Inauguration

3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2017, The Inauguration of Joseph Jones, Ph.D., as thirteenth president of Fresno Pacific University. Open to the public, admission is free. Special Events Center, main FPU campus, 1717 S. Chestnut Ave., Fresno. Seating is limited, so please RSVP at or by calling 559-453-7135. Watch the ceremony live at Joseph Jones, Ph.D., comes to FPU from Forman Christian College (FCC), a chartered university in Lahore, Pakistan, where he was vice rector (provost) starting in 2015. In addition to being chief academic officer, his responsibilities included academic administration, marketing communications and enrollment management. Forman offers programs from kindergarten to the Ph.D. and is the third-oldest university in the country’s history, with 6,347 students, 220 full-time faculty and over 21,700 registered alumni. Prior to FCC, Jones spent more than two decades at colleges and universities in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, a group of faith based Christ-centered educational institutions. An ordained, licensed minister, Jones graduated with a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice with cognates in planned change, restorative justice and administration from the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system. His M.S. in Psychology is from Oklahoma State University and his B.A. in Psychology is from Colby College. Jones and wife Yvette have two adult daughters.

Date & Time

October 28, 2017