President’s Bio


In both his personal and professional life, Dr. Nathaniel Jones III has sought to work and be engaged in activities that benefit the lives of people. His professional career has spanned more than 29 years of which the past sixteen years have been spent working in higher education involved in administration, teaching, research, and consulting. Dr. Jones was the Vice President, Business Services at Moreno Valley College of the Riverside Community College District, before becoming the President of the College of Alameda in December 2020. He has held administrative and faculty positions at public and private higher education institutions including: University of California, Riverside, Pepperdine University, Dartmouth College, Northern Arizona University, and the University of Maryland.


Prior to coming to the academy, Dr. Jones worked as a hospital administrator for thirteen years. He has also worked as a management and business consultant for Jones Consulting Incorporated. Dr. Jones has extensive experience in the areas of: financial management, strategic planning, assessment, data-informed decision making, community engagement, program review and evaluation, and economic development. Dr. Jones has also researched and published in the aeras of health and education policy. He earned a Ph.D. in Health Policy in 2002 from the University of Maryland after completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Jones is a thoughtful and creative leader who enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and teaching Sunday-school to fourth graders.