Winn Parish native becomes interim president of NSU

Winn Parish native becomes interim president of NSU

Marcus Jones, a native of Winnfield, is the new Interim President at NSU

Winnfield native Marcus Jones has taken the helm at NSU as its interim president after 23 years at the university.

Born one of 20 children in Winnfield, Marcus started working on a quarter horse farm at the young age of 11. The farm’s owner, Leo Shelton, also owned a pharmacy in town and his wife Dorothy was a teacher. With a strong foundation at home from his parents, John and Eloise Jones, and encouragement from the Sheltons, Marcus quickly developed a love for education and an understanding of its importance as a means to advance economically and to pave the way to a better life.

After graduating from Winnfield High School Marcus came to Northwestern on a scholarship to major in business administration with an emphasis in finance. He signed up for the Federal Work-Study Program, where he was assigned a job in the computer center in St. Denis Hall.




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