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Wynde Jones, Ph.D.

Instructor

284 Charles E. Coates Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Email: wjones2@lsu.edu

Phone: (225) 578-5751

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Biographical Summary

Over 25 years’ experience in college administration with a special emphasis in program development for students, faculty, and staff. Experienced in leading and motivating student groups and staff. Excellent presentation and public speaking skills. Successful track record in building campus-wide programs through the collaboration of university departments engaged in high-level student contact. Effective in overseeing programs and staff dedicated to the overall development of college students and influencing university culture.

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Journalism with a Minor in Marketing, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 1991

Master's Degree: Counseling and College Student Personnel, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 1997

PhD: Human Capital Development, The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS, 2020

Selected Presentations

Fitts, W. (2018). Creating a diversity and inclusion program. Presented at the Mississippi Association of Housing Officers. Hattiesburg, MS.

Fitts, W. (2018). The influence of emotional intelligence training on college student employee readiness. Presented at the Graduate Research Symposium. Hattiesburg, MS.

Fitts, W. (2015). The value in you. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. (2014). The value in you. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. (2014). Millennials and freshmen programming. Presented at the Conference on Student Government Associations. College Station, TX.

Fitts, W. (2012). Ready, set, #golden. Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Charlotte, NC.

Fitts, W. (2011). Let your gleek flag fly. Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Baton Rouge, LA.

Fitts, W. (2007). Naughty and nice: Santa’s leadership secrets. Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Tallahassee, FL.

Fitts, W. & LaRocca, C. K. (2006). Naughty and nice: Santa’s leadership secrets. Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Tuscaloosa, AL.

Fitts, W. (2005). Building a legacy from a polyester gold jacket. Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Clemson, NC.

Fitts, W. (2005). Training orientation leaders roundtable,” Presented at the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop. Clemson, NC

Fitts, W. (2003). Hints for panhellenic recruitment in small greek communities. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. (2002). Friend or foe: Understanding your greek adviser. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. (2002). Cross council communication: The power of a unified greek community. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. & Rasheed, R. (2002). Ritual: Understanding how it all began. Presented at the Southeastern Interfraternity Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Fitts, W. (2001). Building a rho chi program. Presented at the Southeastern Panhellenic Conference. Atlanta, GA.

Selected Keynotes

The power in you. Keynote delivered at the state meeting of Mississippi Association of Office Professionals. Hattiesburg, MS. October 2019.

How to light the fire when you are all burned out. Keynote delivered at annual staff development of Southern Bone and Joint Physicians Center. Hattiesburg, MS. April 2019.

Differences don’t matter, people do. Keynote delivered at inaugural SGA High School Leadership Summit. Hattiesburg, MS. April 2019

You and the interview. Keynote delivered at Mission Possible sponsored by the Area Development Partnership. Hattiesburg, MS. September 2019, 2018, 2017.

The strength of powerful women. Keynote delivered at The PowHer Symposium by Ideal Women. Hattiesburg, MS. March 2018.

Gearing up for greek life, Keynote delivered at Greek Leadership Summit at Millsaps College. Jackson, MS. January 2017.

We’re all in this together. Keynote delivered at SAACURH. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. October 2016.

Leadership to me. Keynote delivered at Leadership Speaker Series. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. November 2016.

The value in you. Keynote delivered at The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Hattiesburg, MS, 2014.

Giving greek life a hand. Keynote delivered at Greek Week at Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA. 2013

Differences don’t matter, people do. Keynote delivered at The American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Hattiesburg, MS, 2013.

Succeeding in college. Keynote delivered at closing ceremonies of Golden Eagle Welcome Week. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. August 2012.

Leading with vision. Keynote delivered Lion’s Lead Retreat at Southeastern Louisiana University. Hammond, LA. 2012

Stereotypes to success. Keynote delivered at Mississippi Association of Residence Hall Students. Hattiesburg, MS February 2011.

Real women make mistakes. Keynote delivered at Kappa Delta’s Stand Up, Stand Out. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. November 2007.

College survival skills: 24/7/365. Keynote delivered at Survival Weekend. William Carey University, Hattiesburg, MS. August 1998, 1999, 2000.

Curriculum Vitae