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Foundation welcomes new members

By Ian Robinson
On March 5, 2020

Dr. Adrian Butler (left) and  Monica K. Jones are the newest members of the Grambling State University Foundation Board. The Foundation provides financial assistance to the university. GSU Media Relations/Courtesy photos

The Grambling State University Foundation Board announced the appointment of two new members, Dr. Adrian Butler and Monica K. Jones. 

Grambling State University Foundation Board announced the appointment of two new members.

Dr. Adrian Butler and Monica K. Jones recently began their terms. 

Dr. Adrian Butler is the Senior Vice-President and Chief Information Officer at Dine Brands Global, a publicly-held food and beverage company based in Glendale, Calif. 

Butler has more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology. 

Butler earned a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Grambling State University, a master’s degree from Embry Riddle University and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland.

In Spring of 2019, he and his wife, Gilonda, established an endowed professorship in cyber security at GSU. 

Butler resides in the Los Angeles metropolitan area with his wife and three children. 

Monica K. Jones is the Enterprise Director of Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Services at Cox Enterprises, a leading, privately-held conglomerate, based in Atlanta. 

Jones graduated from GSU in 1983 with a double major in information technology and marketing. 

Jones has supported Grambling State University as a donor, initiating and hosting the Annual Homecoming Art Show Fundraiser and supporting the President’s Inaugural Kick’s Ball Gala Auction.

Jones resides in Atlanta with her husband, Perry, a 1984 GSU graduate and with whom she shares two adult sons, Jarren and Austin Jones.

The board also voted on the following officers for the upcoming year: David Aubrey, chairperson; Dr. Richard Rayford, vice chairperson; Janet Barnes, secretary; and Dr. Sarah Dennis, treasurer.

The Grambling State University Foundation Board is a public non-profit organization established to provide financial assistance to Grambling State University.

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