SJU Announces New AVP for Government and Community Relations

Rae-Scott Jones looks to strengthen University ties

Friday, April 18, 2008

PHILADELPHIA (April 15, 2008) – Saint Joseph's University has named Rae Scott-Jones, Esq., its new assistant vice president for government and community relations. As an experienced attorney, established member of the local community and active volunteer at several local non-profit organizations, Scott-Jones brings an extensive array of skills and experiences to the campus community.

Before joining the University, Scott-Jones had most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel for the Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority. In addition, Scott-Jones has actively participated in the Wynnefield Overbrook Revitalization Corporation, regularly attending meetings between the University and community on town-gown issues.

"As a long-time resident of Wynnefield, I have a personal stake in seeing that the University, community and government work together for the benefit of all. I hope to contribute positively to that interaction," said Scott-Jones, "as well as build upon and continue to improve the understanding and trust between the University and its surrounding community."

She has extensive community service experience with a special focus on access to education. She worked with Temple University and previously ran a non-profit community revitalization program in West Philadelphia which partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and other institutions of higher learning, community organizations and businesses to improve life in each respective neighborhood.

Scott-Jones received her bachelor of arts from Colgate University and Juris Doctor from Temple University's School of Law.

"I am very excited to be here," Scott-Jones said. "I believe Saint Joseph's is really on the right path in its pursuit of preeminence. I see – through the construction and renovations taking place – and feel a new energy on campus, and I am so happy to have the opportunity to be a part of it."

Media Contact

 Sarah Whelehon, Communications Assistant, University Communications, 610-660-3226,

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