Wiley Jones elected to Mississippi Region Red Cross Regional Leadership Council

The American Red Cross Mississippi Region welcomes Wiley Franklin Jones of Lorman, Miss., to the Regional Leadership Council. Jones, the executive director of the Layman’s Association for the Jefferson County Baptist Association, will serve a three-year term on the Red Cross regional council.

Jones is well-known across the state for his more than 40 years of service to Alcorn State University, where he retired as the school’s Vice President for Business and Finance in 2005. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Alcorn State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Mississippi College. He received additional training at Harvard University where he received a diploma in College and University Administration, Institute for Executive Management. He also received a certificate in College and University Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Moton Development Institute at Cappahosic.

“Wiley has been a dedicated Red Crosser for many years, serving as an advisory board member for our Natchez office,” said Sandra Hodge, CEO, Mississippi Region. “We’re delighted he is now joining our Regional (state) Leadership Council.”

Jones is an active civic leader and past-member of the board of directors for the Claiborne County Economic Development District. He serves as vice chairman of deacon ministry at Waterloo Missionary Baptist Church in Lorman and is a former chapter president of the Kiwanis International (1984). He is a life member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and the Alcorn State University National Alumni Association, Alcorn Chapter. Additionally, Jones was a member of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) for more than a decade and served 16 years on the board of directors for the Capital City Classic which was responsible for the annual football classic between Alcorn State University and Jackson State University.

During his tenure as an administrator, he served as a member of both the Personnel and Student-Related Service Committees for the National Association of Colleges and Universities Business Officers. He also served on the board of directors for the Southern Association College and University Business Officers, as well as its Program and Professional Development Committees.

“I am honored to serve on the regional Red Cross board,” said Jones. “My commitment to the vital work of the Red Cross in Mississippi is steadfast.”

Jones has received numerous leadership awards and recognition including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity’s State Director of the Year for 1982 and 1991, and the Alpha Man of the Year award in 1975, 1977, 1979, and 1981. He also received the Scouting District Award of Merit and the Scouting Silver Beaver award from the Boy Scouts of America. Other awards include: the John A. Peoples-Walter Washington Humanitarian award from the Capital City Classic; Community Service award from the Mount Olive Community/Church in Laurel, Miss.; Project Participation award from the Delta Kappa Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; and Delta Man of the Year by the Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Written by Red Cross Media

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