Michael Jones, a Bluefield State College accounting major, has been elected chairman of the Advisory Council of Students (ACS) to the State College System of West Virginia. A former resident of the McDowell County community of Isaban, Jones was elected to the post at the June 9 ACS meeting in Charleston.
As the ACS chair, Jones will hold a voting seat on the State College System Board of Directors. "I will get input from the ACS representatives at other Colleges in the State College System, and from Bluefield State, so I may represent the views of students on a statewide basis at Board meetings," he commented.
The 20-year old Jones is one of the youngest chairs in ACS history. ACS' major issues for the 1997-98 academic year include the availability of financial aid, maintaining lines of communication with state legislators, continuing improvements in campus access for student with disabilities, and improving awareness of ACS among students throughout the nine-college State College System.
A Princeton High School graduate, Jones sees the '97-'98 academic year as one filled with opportunity. "I'm excited about being in a position to serve the students of the state, bringing their views and priorities to the Board of Directors," he said.