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David L. Jones Appointed UT Tyler Longview University Center Interim Director

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October 19, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
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The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced the appointment of David L. Jones as interim director of the Longview University Center.

He most recently served as the development liaison for the Soules College of Business and was instrumental in securing a relationship with the Soules family that resulted in their substantial gift that named the college.

"David is well-positioned to serve as the interim director as he is deeply embedded within the Longview and Gregg County communities," said Dr. Colleen Swain, UT Tyler associate provost for undergraduate and online education. "His experiences and passion for higher education fundraising are invaluable to UT Tyler, and he will be a great representative for both the university and the Longview University Center during this time of transition."

Throughout his fundraising career, Jones has been involved in securing financial support for annual funds ranging from $600,000 to $40 million. Before coming to UT Tyler in 2012, he led higher education philanthropy for 21 years in various roles at a private East Texas institution.

"It is exciting to be 'back home' with an opportunity to be reconnected with all the good folks of Longview," Jones said. "This city is a great place to live and raise a family, and I am thrilled to have the privilege of leading the Longview University Center in this role to help make the city an even better place for young families to come and grow with us."

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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