The philosopher Rousseau wrote, "Everything we do not have at our birth and which we need when we are grown is given us by education." As a scholar, teacher, and administrator, President James F. Jones, Jr. has dedicated his life to education and to all that it brings to the lives of young people.
On June 30, 2014, President Jones retires from Trinity College as its 21st president. During his decade-long tenure, Jones has led numerous major initiatives and taught thousands of Trinity students. He leaves a legacy that includes restoring the Long Walk buildings to their original 19th century beauty, reimagining Vernon Social as a focal point for campus life, increasing support for faculty, transforming the Gates Quad into a parklike landscape, initiating the Cornerstone Campaign—the largest philanthropic effort in the College's history—enhancing the College's academic excellence, and continuing to focus on the Hartford community.
Trinity celebrates and thanks President Jones for his tireless service to the College.