Curtis Jones is in his first year as the assistant athletic director for academic support. He came to WVU after serving as an academic counselor for football student-athletes at Texas for the past three years.
Jones administers the operation of the student services division and oversees the academic staff, assuring a commitment to academic excellence. He works with student-athletes to establish academic goals and then organizes and implements programs to assist the student-athletes in meeting those goals.
Jones serves as the liaison to the University’s academic community, provost’s office, admissions’ office, registrar’s office and disability services. He assists the student-athletes in identifying educational and career interests, selecting classes and determining academic majors.
Jones also provides guidance to the student-athletes in meeting their educational goals, through monitoring and guiding during study hall, tutoring and assisting with test preparation, study skills and time management.
Prior to his stint at Texas, he was the assistant athletics director for football student-athlete development at USF (2008-09), assistant director of athletic academic affairs at Oklahoma (2005-08), assistant athletics director for compliance at Oklahoma (2004-05), director of compliance (2003-04) at OU and served as director of football operations at Missouri (1999-2000).
Jones worked for two years at Nike, as the product line manager for baseball and football footwear, at its headquarters in Beaverton, Ore. He also worked as an account manager for the Zipatoni Company and Wieden & Kennedy, marketing and advertising agencies, servicing industry leading national corporate accounts.
He is a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics, the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics APR Consultants and served on Oklahoma’s Athletic Diversity Council and its Committee on Governance and Compliance.
Jones graduated with his bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1995 from Dartmouth and earned his master’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in advertising from Missouri in 1998. He was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Dartmouth.
Jones, a native of St. Louis, Mo., is married to the former Mary Ellen Enigk.