Press Releases

Online institution's website will feature free, downloadable podcasts of historic messages

DENVER (Sept. 13, 2006)-In honor of the country's Sept. 18 observation of Constitution Day, Jones International University® (JIU®) has produced dramatic readings of key messages in U.S. history that influenced both the creation of the Constitution and the subsequent amendments to it. The collected podcasts, "In Their Own Words," are located at and have been made available at no charge, giving educators and students...

JIU expands Troop to Teachers relationship

DENVER (April 3, 2006)- Jones International University®, Ltd. (JIU®) has joined the Western States Certification Consortium (WSCC), an organization of universities offering education toward teacher licensure. The WSCC is specifically geared to American military personnel who plan to transition into careers as elementary and secondary school teachers.

Troops to Teachers is a federal initiative offering financial assistance and stipends to anyone moving from the military into teaching K-12. It is a joint effort of the U.S. departments of Education and Defense to aid service men and women who are...

David E. Leasure Succeeds Robert Golightly

DENVER (July 11, 2005)-Glenn R. Jones, chancellor and CEO of Jones International University® (JIU®)-which received the first accreditation in the United States of a completely virtual institution-has announced the appointment of David E. Leasure, Ph.D., as president of the university. Dr. Leasure has been serving as JIU's vice president of academic affairs, and fills the vacancy created by the resignation of former President Robert Golightly. Golightly will be heading up the university's strategic initiatives, expanding its opportunities in the military and corporate communities.

"We are very fortunate to have the...