BMCC Names Liesl B. Jones as Associate Provost

Dear BMCC Community,

Liesl B JonesI am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Liesl B. Jones as Associate Provost at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY), where she will serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet.

In her new position, Dr. Jones will provide broad-based leadership, planning and oversight to advance the academic mission of BMCC. Reporting to Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Erwin J. Wong, she will work closely with academic leadership to promote and implement opportunities for enhancement in the quality and outcomes of existing academic programs to meet the needs of BMCC students.

Dr. Jones brings a wealth of academic, administrative and research experience to BMCC. In her most recent role as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Suffolk Community College (SUNY), Dr. Jones worked to develop and implement data informed strategies to improve student access, progression and completion rates.  Among the programs implemented during her tenure is a successful Certified Nursing Assistant program that produced its first cohort in Spring 2024.

Prior to Suffolk Community College, Dr. Jones served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Baltimore City Community College, where she stabilized course scheduling, hired new deans, changed the structure of program review and developed new partnerships to better serve students as well as the greater Baltimore community. Through a collaboration with Workforce and the Baltimore Police Academy, Dr. Jones led the development of an articulation agreement that articulates the curriculum at the Police Academy and Workforce to the College’s Criminal Justice degree program.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Jones served as the founding Dean of STEM as well as interim Dean of Humanities at Union County College in New Jersey.  During her time as Dean of STEM, she also managed the College’s Grants and Sponsored Programs division.  During her time at Union County College, Dr. Jones worked to build a bridge between the STEM division and Humanities.

Dr. Jones earned a Bachelor of Science from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Allegheny University. She conducted her postdoctoral fellowship at the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical College.

Dr. Jones has served both as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College (CUNY) as well as interim Chair of the Chemistry Department.  Over the years, Dr. Jones has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.  She has received numerous awards for her dedication and outstanding service.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Liesl B. Jones to our BMCC community.  I look forward to her contributions and leadership in advancing BMCC’s critical mission and furthering our commitment to sustainable academic quality.

Thank you,

Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College