WCET's 28th Annual Meeting
 
Diane Auer Jones

Title
President and CEO
Company
AJSquared Consulting
Bio
Diane Auer Jones is President and CEO of AJsquared Consulting, a firm dedicated to advancing sound higher education public policy and helping institutions innovate and improve student outcomes. A molecular biologist by training, Jones spent more than a decade as a laboratory director and biology professor before transitioning to a career in public policy. She served in senior roles on Capitol Hill, in the White House and at the National Science Foundation and was ultimately nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Following government service, Jones served as Princeton University’s director of government relations, as President and CEO of The Washington Campus and as SVP and Chief External Affairs Officer for Career Education Corporation, a publicly traded postsecondary education provider and recognized leader in educational technology development.