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UNCP Mourns Loss of Former UNCP First Lady Margaret Jones

Margaret Jones

Today the Brave family is saddened by the loss of former First Lady, Margaret Jones. Jones was the wife of the late Dr. English Jones who served as UNCP's first chancellor from 1972-1979. He had previously served as the school's president from 1962-1972.  

"First Lady Rebecca and I today mourn the loss of former First Lady Margaret Jones. UNCP is built upon the foundation put in place by Chancellor English and First Lady Margaret Jones," said Chancellor Robin Gary Cummings. "Together, they endeavored to lead a life of significance, to make an impact. They will long be remembered for their impact and unwavering dedication to both the university and the community."

Please join us in extending our thoughts and prayers to the Jones family in their time of loss.

Jones, former first lady at UNCP, dies at age 96
Margaret Sheppard Jones (1922 - 2019)