J. Preston Jones, D.B.A., serves as dean of Florida Memorial University (FMU) School of Business. Dr. Jones is responsible for providing the leadership vital to achieve the vision, mission, and goals established by our students, faculty, executive leadership, and the FMU Community.
Dr. Jones’ responsibilities include: fostering excellence in research and teaching, strengthening the quality of the business school’s academic programs, promoting the school’s global visibility, continuing the advancement of innovation and entrepreneurship within the school, and ensuring that student pathways within their chosen degree fields prepare them to compete in a highly competitive global job market. Dean Jones is also charged with growing the school’s capital and financial resources through partnerships with alumni and leaders of the business community.
Before joining FMU, Dr. Jones enjoyed a twenty-seven (27) year career at Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) and the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he provided the leadership that helped the Huizenga College of Business achieve the academic and capital goals as part of NSU’s Vision 2020.
Prior to being appointed dean, Jones served as the Huizenga Business School’s executive associate dean, associate dean for academic affairs, executive director of master’s programs, and assistant professor of management. Jones has also served as director of the M.B.A. programs, faculty coordinator for graduate programs, director of the center for entrepreneurship and a recruiter. Before entering higher education, he served in various engineering and management capacities at the Johnson & Johnson family of companies for more than 15 years.
In service to our community Dr. Jones is a board member of Broward 2-1-1, Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, and Florida Bar UPL committee. Dr. Jones serves the Town of Davie, Florida as a member of the Finance Advisory Committee and Broward County as a member of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee. Dr. Jones is active member of the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce where he served as a member of the Good to Great awards selection committee. He is a proud member of the Zeta Lambda Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Dean Jones earned his Doctor of Business Administration and M.B.A. degrees at NSU and received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University in Indiana.