[OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, FEBRUARY 2] — The Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) Board of Regents announced, in a special meeting on January 31, 2022, the appointment of OCCC’s next President, Dr. Mautra Jones. Dr. Jones will begin her tenure as OCCC’s 11th President on March 1, 2022.
“The Board of Regents is excited about Dr. Jones as the new President,” said Board of Regents Chair Kevin Perry. “She is committed to our students’ success, and giving our faculty and staff the support they need to be successful. We expect great things from Dr. Jones.”
Dr. Jones currently serves as Vice President of Institutional Advancement and External Affairs at Langston University. She is the site administrator for the University’s Oklahoma City campus, as well as the Executive Director of the Langston University Foundation. Dr. Jones is also a member of the Board of Directors for BancFirst.
An active and engaged member of the community, Dr. Jones provides leadership to various civic and charitable organizations, among them the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, StitchCrew, Oklahoma Philharmonic Society, Civic Center Foundation, Oklahoma Watch, Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs, and Leadership OKC’s Alumni Association. She is a board advisor to the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, a Salt and Light Leadership (SALLT) Fellow, a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma City (Class XXIX), and a member of the MSI Aspiring Leaders Program at Rutgers University.
Dr. Jones has been recognized as a 2022 Book-of-Lists Power Player by The Journal Record, and it named her its 2020 Woman of the Year, while also inducting her into its distinguished 2020 Circle of Excellence. She also holds the distinction of being named by American Mothers, Inc. as both the 2021 National Mother of the Year and the 2021 Oklahoma Mother of the Year.
“I am grateful for, and humbled by, the confidence the Board of Regents has instilled in me,” said Dr. Mautra Jones. “For the last half-century, Oklahoma City Community College has played an essential and transformative role in educating our citizens, developing Oklahoma’s workforce, and serving our community. I look forward to joining this tradition, and building a new era of growth, opportunity, and exceptionalism.”
Dr. Jones received her BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, her MBA from the University of Phoenix at San Diego, and her Doctor of Education from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education. She is married to United States District Judge Bernard M. Jones II, and is the mother of three children: Bernard III, Kennedy, and Brendan.
With more than 60 majors to choose from, and more than 40 student-led clubs and organizations, OCCC offers an affordable, accredited college education with associate degrees, certifications, non-credit classes, and leadership opportunities, to more than 17,000 students annually. Whoever you are and whomever you love, wherever you’ve been and wherever you’re going: You’re welcome here.
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