Glendell Jones Jr. has been named Henderson State University’s 17th president. Jones, who is interim vice chancellor and provost at Arkansas State University, will officially assume presidential duties at Henderson on July 1, 2012.

The announcement was made Tuesday, March 6, at a press conference on the Henderson campus.

“I am honored to have been selected as the next president of Henderson State University,” Jones said. “Sharon (Jones’ wife) and I are grateful for this opportunity and we want to thank the Board of Trustees for the confidence they have shown in us with this selection.

“I am looking forward to serving the faculty, staff, students and the Arkadelphia community over the coming years as we build upon the successes of the past to make Henderson an even greater university in the future,” he said.