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Gary Jones

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Gary Jones

Department: Diversity and Inclusion
Office: Price Hall 1030
Phone: (405) 325-4118

Gary Jones brings over a decade of experience in diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education to his role at Price College. He also has almost a decade of administrative experience in university student affairs.

As Price College’s director of DEI, Jones collaborates with students, staff, faculty, alums, and corporate partners to help create a more diverse and inclusive environment for every member of the college. He serves as the college’s designated liaison with OU’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. He also serves as the primary resource within Price to instill DEI into all programs, activities, policies, and processes. Jones oversees the college’s Office of DEI and works closely with internal and external stakeholders to grow Price’s Multicultural Business Program.

Before joining Price, Jones served as the director of institutional diversity at Oklahoma Christian University. His responsibilities included managing minority retention, creating diversity programming, conducting cultural sensitivity training, and reviewing and implementing policies. Through his efforts, the university opened the doors to its first Center for Diversity on campus and achieved the highest retention rates among minority students in its history.

A current board member of the OKC Black Chamber of Commerce, Jones also served on the Advisory Council for the EMBARK Leadership Curriculum and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He earned an MBA with a focus on organizational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in history, both from Oklahoma Christian University. A native of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Jones is married with three daughters.