Vice President Of Student Affairs


I have the privilege of serving as the Vice President for the UAB Division of Student Affairs where our sole purpose is to create programs, initiatives, opportunities and environments that support and contribute to student success.

Here at UAB, our goal is to be leaders in creating transformational experiences for our students. Our strategic plan lays out our four-year roadmap to becoming a 21st Century model. Armed with our plan, our team of more than 100 professionals use their passion and talent to create experiences that assist with the persistence of our students.

We are a welcoming community that is committed to our core values of:

  • Accountability: Taking responsibility for achieving personal and professional development; setting high expectations, being skilled at assessing needs, and enacting changes based on data analysis.
  • Advocacy: Championing for our diverse student population by offering support, counsel and being agents for transformational education and student success.
  • Integrity: Demonstrating a commitment to honesty, transparency and consistency by modeling and teaching ethical behavior.
  • Collaboration: Creating intentional partnerships for the shared purpose of supporting student success and achieving university goals.
  • Student-Centered: Placing student development and student success at the core of everything we do.

In Student Affairs, we provide our students with opportunities to learn and make lifelong friends in one of our many social organizations, gain leadership and professional skills on our boards, develop a healthy lifestyle with our wellness programs, serve the global community with our service initiatives and much, much more. Plus, we have a whole lot of fun.

Check out our website, and let the learning and the fun begin.

Go Blazers!

John R. Jones, III