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Glendell Jones, Jr.

Chairman of Southern Bancorp, Inc.

President, Henderson State University

Glen Jones is the President of Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Prior to this appointment, he served as interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of Arkansas State University where we was responsible for the daily operations of the campus in addition to having primary oversight responsibility for advancing the University’s academic and research agenda. Additionally, his responsibilities included the strategic development, implementation and monitoring of diversity initiatives throughout the university.Glen is a co-founder and current Past President of the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education whose mission is to serve as the preeminent voice for diversity and inclusive excellence in higher education. He currently serves on the Governing Boards of St. Bernard’s Healthcare, Southern Bancorp Bank, City Youth Ministries (Past President) and the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority (Vice Chairman). Glen previously served Arkansas State University in the roles of Senior Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Research and Executive Assistant to the Chancellor for Diversity Initiatives.