Dr. Zoranna Jones as the inaugural assistant dean for the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Jones brings extensive experience and a deep commitment to student success and community engagement via a wide array of exemplary contributions to TCU, most recently as Director of Advising in Harris College and Coordinator of the STEM Scholar Program, which she established for TCU and which she will continue to oversee in her new role in SIS. As well, she is a longstanding instructor in the student success course University Life and has contributed to the creation of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and African American and Africana Studies. As a core affiliate in CRES and WGST, she has also taught courses in both departments. Not least, she has, in myriad ways, worked tirelessly to advance DEI at TCU while building intentional, sustained, mutually respectful relationships between TCU and our Fort Worth communities.