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DENVER, Colo., (December
20, 2011) —
International University®, Ltd. (JIU®) today announced the formation of the
JIU Society of Scholars.  With a focus on
the subject areas of Education, Business and Technology, the JIU Society of
Scholars (Society) will promote scholarly dialogue including current trends
around its subject areas.  It will
support, model and recognize faculty research and provide opportunities for...

DENVER, Colo., (November
21, 2011) —
Dr. Debora Scheffel, Dean, Jones
International University® (JIU®) School of Education, recently earned a
nomination for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
(AACTE) Board of Directors.  The AACTE is
a national alliance of educator preparation programs dedicated to the highest
quality professional development of teachers and school leaders in order to
enhance PK-12 student learning.  As a member
of the board, Debora would serve the AACTE mission to promote the learning of

DENVER (November 9, 2011) - The Mizel Museum is pleased to announce Glenn R. Jones as the recipient of its 2012 Community Enrichment Award. Given annually to an individual who makes outstanding community contributions, the Mizel Museum Community Enrichment Award will be presented at the 22nd Annual Gala Dinner on May 23, 2012. As the 2012 honoree, Jones will join the list of notable past recipients including Sharon Magness Blake, Dean Singleton, Norman Brownstein, Anna and John Sie, and Governor John Hickenlooper.

Glenn R. Jones is the founder of Jones International University and chairman and chief executive officer of Jones...

DENVER, Colo., (November 9, 2011) — In response to the growing threat of attacks on cyber networks, Jones International University® (JIU®) created an MBA program with a focus in Information Security Management-Cyber Security to be launched at the Billington CyberSecurity Summit WEST.  The five Cyber Security courses in the JIU MBA specialization are designed to provide background on the growing need for and issues associated with information security.  Distinguished advisory board members for the MBA program include Major General USAF (Ret.) Dale W. Meyerrose, VP and GM, Cyber Integrated Solutions, Harris Corporation, Thomas K. Billington, CEO,...

DENVER, Colo., (November 2, 2011) — Jones International University® (JIU®) is pleased to announce that Richard Cox has been appointed as the University’s president, effective September 28. In this role, Mr. Cox will oversee the overall strategic planning and sustained expansion of the University. Mr. Cox previously served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the University.

“Richard has a profound passion for democratizing education and a keen grasp of the technology that enables it.  He also has a vast background that directly bears on student service.  It is a delight to welcome him to the University’s top executive role.  His leadership...

DENVER, Colo., (September 12, 2011) – For the third consecutive year, Jones International University® (JIU®), the first fully online accredited university, has been ranked among the top five of the best online universities in the world, according to the Global Academy Online 2011 8th annual edition of the BEST & WORST IN ONLINE DEGREE PROGRAMS. The ratings were conducted by Professor Fred DiUlus. 

DiUlus is a pioneer in online higher education rating and ranking.  He is CEO and Founder of Global Academy Online, Inc.  Each school’s rating is based on the online...

Denver, Colo., (August 30, 2011) – Jones International University® (JIU®) is pleased to partner with the Douglas County Educational Foundation (DCEF) to re-launch the successful Educator Scholarship Program for all employees in the Douglas County School District (DCSD).  The program will provide up to $1,000,000 in scholarships for DCSD employees who meet eligibility requirements.

The initial scholarship program was introduced in 2009, when Jones International University launched a partnership with DCEF to offer up to $1,000,000 in scholarships to over 100 DCSD employees.  The program targets individuals who have the desire to advance...

DENVER, COLO (March 29, 2011)—Jones International University® (JIU®), the first fully online accredited* university, served as the title sponsor of the 2011 Eagle Scout Banquet as part of its dedication to lifelong learning, education and giving back to the community. The event was held Friday, February 25th at the Renaissance Hotel in Denver, Colorado and honored 554 Scouts in the Denver Metro Area who achieved Eagle Scout Recognition.

Eagle Scout Recognition is the highest rank given by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and marks the end of a long road of momentous achievement for a Scout. Each...

DENVER, COLORADO (February 9, 2011)—Jones International University® (JIU®), the first fully online accredited* university, announced today that Richard Cox, Jr. has been appointed the Senior Vice Chancellor of Student Services and Support. Reporting directly to Chairman and CEO Glenn R. Jones, Cox will work closely with the university’s admissions counselors and student retention teams to further enhance the student experience.

"I am pleased to appoint someone of Cox’s caliber to the JIU executive team," said Mr. Jones. "JIU concentrates on a unique, student-centered approach to learning and Cox’s experience will allow us to enhance that...

DENVER, Colo., (February 3, 2011)—Jones International University®(JIU®), the first fully online
accredited university*, once again receives accolades for its efforts
supporting military students in their higher education endeavors by two
publications highly esteemed in the military community. JIU takes pride in its
recent rankings as a top military friendly school by Military Advanced Education (MAE), a leading journal of higher
learning for service members. In MAE’s 4rd
Annual Guide to Military Friendly Colleges and Universities
, JIU again
ranked among a small...