PULLMAN, Wash.–Lee Jones, director of the Washington State University Office of Multicultural Student Services, has accepted an administrative/academic position at Florida State University, effective in August.
Jones said he will resign from WSU on Aug. 16 to become FSU College of Education associate dean of instruction and an associate professor of education at the university, located in Tallahassee, Fla.
“I accept Lee’s resignation with regret,” said Ernestine Madison, WSU vice provost for Human Relations and Resources. “He has done an excellent job of restructuring and leading the MSS program. He has my personal thanks and the gratitude of WSU. It is my understanding that the Florida State position will allow Lee to redirect his career along both academic and administrative lines. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Speaking of the leadership of MSS after Jones’ departure, Madison said, “MSS is an important component of WSU’s diversity efforts. I will meet as quickly as possible with the MSS staff and WSU administration to develop options for continuity and a smooth transition.”
Jones, who came to WSU from The Ohio State University in June 1995, said, “It is very hard to leave WSU. “The students are why we are here. The MSS ‘team’ is the best any director could ever ask for. I will certainly miss the day-to-day contact with the WSU family. The success of MSS is due in part to the commitment of President Sam Smith and the collaborative working relationships that our office has with college and academic support units.”

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For additional information, contact Ernestine Madison, Human Relations and Resources vice provost, at 509/335-8888, or Felicia Gaskins, Human Relations assistant vice provost at 509/335-6648.