Joshua Jones has joined the staff of the University of South Carolina Upstate as the new director of Alumni Relations.
With experience in both the academic and private sectors, as well as a solid background in developing relationships with a variety of external and internal stakeholders, he brings with him the unique skills needed to build a strong foundation for planning and implementing programs and projects that strategically engage alumni and current students.
Prior to his arrival in the Upstate, Jones worked with Berkshire Hathaway Media where he was responsible for the day-to-day interaction between clients, as well as internal departments and partners to develop solutions needed to meet business goals. He also worked at the University of Tennessee for the athletic department’s Tennessee Fund where his role allowed him to serve in multiple capacities to increase philanthropic interest, sponsorship opportunities and community awareness.
His cumulative years of experience combine to provide him with strong communication skills, a quality track record of successful fundraising and the ability to prioritize and execute strategies.
A four-year letterman on the track and field team and 2009 graduate of Hampton University, Jones also earned his Masters of Business Administration in 2011 and Masters of Sport Administration and Facility Management in 2012 from Ohio University.