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Sandy Jones

University of Colorado Boulder’s Dean of Students Sandy Jones has resigned after about a year at the school.

“Earlier this week, Dean of Students Sandy Jones resigned her position to spend more time with her family,” the university stated in an email to the Camera on Friday. “With this change, we are working on plans for continuity and continued support of the areas that she was overseeing. Interim plans are in place, and we will share future updates as we have them. We valued Sandy as an employee and wish her the best in her future endeavors.”

Jake Reagan, former student body president, said Jones “was super helpful” in resolving tensions that came to a head after 2018 clash over student government funding.

“She really cared about students and their well-being, and for that reason she was really open to working with student government and administration,” he said. “She was just absolutely wonderful.”

Jones’ university web page was down Friday afternoon.

Jones was named dean of students in the fall 2018 semester, taking over for interim Dean Andrea Zelinko. Previously, Jones worked at the University of California Irvine in a variety of administrative roles.

In a letter to the campus on Aug. 27, Jones welcomed students back to campus and encouraged them to “think about what you can do this year to leave your mark on the campus.”

Overseen by the vice chancellor of student affairs within the Division of Student Affairs, the dean of students works alongside both associate vice chancellors of student affairs to support students outside of academics. For the dean of students specifically, this means focusing on students of concern and being a student advocate, according to a news release from December 2017 about reorganizing the department.

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