Michael Jones, who joined KGI in August 2014, provides strategic higher education leadership and direction of KGI’s financial and business operational units such as financial management, business services, grants and contracts, real estate development, facilities management, and information technology. He also broadly represents KGI interests in The Claremont Colleges on a wide variety of initiatives, projects, and operations.
Jones brings to KGI a strong background in financial management, business operations, and higher education. With over 22 years of professional experience, his expertise spans both public and private sectors. Most recently he worked for California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) as a Sr. Director of Finance and Business Services for one of the Cal State system’s largest self-supporting divisions. While there, he led many initiatives to significantly grow self-supporting revenues and division enrollment to 25,000 students, reduced overhead costs, and provided leadership in all aspects of operations from finance, facilities, technology, and academics. He also served as the interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs for a time during the division’s largest expansion in its 40-year history. Prior to working for CSULB, he held business and financial management positions at Computer Sciences Corporation, The Boeing Company, and the City of Long Beach.
Jones holds a BA in Public Administration from CSULB and an MBA from Pepperdine University.