Meet Bryan Jones
Named interim vice president of enrollment management and marketing in September 2022, Bryan Jones has served his alma mater since 2001 in a variety of roles and areas.
The SPU student experience was very formative for Mr. Jones, who was active in student leadership, campus ministries, and athletics, including as a member of a men’s service and discipleship club, Centurions, and as a four-year letterman on the men’s rowing team. As an alum, he continues to serve as co-advisor of Centurions, SPU’s second oldest club.
Shortly after graduating from SPU in 2000, he began his career in Undergraduate Admissions (2001–11), serving in various roles during a time when the University experienced significant enrollment growth. Recognizing the need for greater scholarship support, he accepted the opportunity to work in University Advancement as a major gift officer (2011–14), engaging and assisting donors in their support of the University.
In 2014, he was appointed director of Alumni and Parent Relations and, in 2017, he accepted the opportunity to serve in the Office of Endowments and Gift Planning. He ultimately became its director and worked to grow Seattle Pacific’s Endowment fund and secure gifts through individual’s estates.
He earned a BS and a BA from Seattle Pacific University in 2000, a MS in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2018, and he has been a certified Charitable Gift Planning Professional (CGPP) since 2018.
Mr. Jones is married to Kristen Jones, an SPU-MSN trained nurse practitioner, who is the director of student medical services in the Student Center for Counseling, Health, and Wellness. They have three future falcons.