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Al Jones, Secretary
Al Jones, Secretary
Al Jones served as the Vice President for Postsecondary Collaboration at Achieve/PARCC, located in Washington, DC. from 2010 to 2014, where he was responsible for advancing the organization's college and career-ready mission through work with the postsecondary community, including leading the higher education engagement strategy for the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). 
Prior to joining Achieve, Mr. Jones was with the California State University for 25 years, 23 of which were with the Office of the Chancellor where he served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, coordinating support to 23 campuses in the areas of K-12 academic outreach, admission, Early Assessment Program (EAP), enrollment management, financial aid, educational opportunity programs, student services, student health, transfer services, disabled student services, and remediation.
Mr. Jones served on several system-wide, statewide, and national advisory committees that addressed outreach, admission, enrollment management, transfer, financial aid, veterans, and remediation issues, e.g., former member of the 11-member Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, which provides advice and counsel to the Secretary of Education and Congress on student financial aid policy issues (appointed first by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling and then by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan); Scholarshare Investment Board (529 Family Savings Plan, appointed by the California Senate Rules Committee); California Governors Interagency Coordinating Council on the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Problems (appointed by the Governor); nationally-elected Trustee of The College Board (2005 to 2009); California P-16 Council charged with examining ways to improve student achievement at all levels and link preschool, elementary, middle, high school, and higher education to create a comprehensive, integrated system of student learning; AAC&U Board of Directors in Washington, D.C.
  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

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    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

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    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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