Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU President Announces Retirement in 2023

11 Apr , 2022  

By: Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University President Rock Jones announced Monday that he will retire after the 2022-2023 academic year.

When Jones, Ph.D., steps down as Ohio Wesleyan’s 16th president, he will have served 15 years in the office and overseen transformational change at the university, including the creation of the OWU Connection signature student experience, the renewal of the residential campus, and the two most successful fundraising campaigns in OWU history, including the record-setting Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign that concluded in 2021.

In sharing his news with the campus community, Jones said he looks forward to a productive final year with a continued focus on improving the Ohio Wesleyan experience for students.

Echoing comments from his 2008 inauguration, Jones said: “I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to stand as a steward, entrusted for a time, with responsibility for this treasure. And I am grateful to be able to continue this work, with every ounce of energy I can provide, for another year. More…

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