eop director aaron jones in a nice suit

Director of EOP

He/Him

Aaron.Jones@sa.ucsb.edu

Office: 2nd Floor SRB, EOP Suite

About Me & Fun Facts:

I came to UC Santa Barbara as an undergrad and was involved in many different student organizations and campaigns. Before coming to EOP, I worked for the Associated Students. I am completing a PhD in Education at UCSB as well.

Fun Fact: I once walked the earth for 13 months. 

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Education: BA - Black Studies & Political Science. MA - Education

Interests & Specialties: Student Agency and Activism

Approach to working with students?
Holding space, reaffirming students' agency and leading with the heart.

Languages: English and conversational jive. ;^)

Why do you love working at EOP?
Being a part of the legacy of student activism that created EOP in service of our students and communities that historically have and continue to be denied access to higher education. Oh! And my colleagues are AMAZING!!!

What I can do for students!
Think of Morgan Freeman's character in the movie Shawshank Redemption: sometimes it's not what you know, but who you know. Taken a step further, who knows you! My three decades of affiliation with the University means I am knowledgeable of countless campus and community resources. Your time here is very limited. No need to reinvent the wheel!