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College district hires new chancellor

The Coast Community College District’s Board of Trustees has named Andrew Jones as the district’s new chancellor.

Jones, who has served since 2005 as vice chancellor for educational affairs in the Dallas County Community College District, will replace the retiring Ding-Jo Currie this summer.

“I am looking forward to working with the Board of Trustees and the Coast Colleges family,” Jones said in a news release. “I am excited to serve in my new role as chancellor and work with the teams at the district’s three colleges.”

Jones’ appointment comes at a difficult economic time for the district, as the board is seeking to fill a $24-million budget shortfall.


According to the district, Jones holds a doctorate in education and public policy from Temple University. Before moving to Dallas, he served as president of the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville since 1999.