Andrew Jones is the Interim Vice Chancellor for Human Resources for the California State University. In this role, Andy provides strategic leadership for the CSU’s comprehensive human resources department and oversees academic human resources, benefits, campus relations and dispute resolution, collective bargaining, compensation, data research and analysis, policy development, and professional and leadership development.
Prior to assuming this interim role, Andy served in the CSU Office of General Counsel (OGC) for nearly 16 years. As Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel, Andy coordinated with the Executive Vice Chancellor and General Counsel in supervising OGC operations and legal services for all 23 campuses. Before becoming Deputy General Counsel, Andy was University Counsel for several CSU campuses, as well as team leader for the OGC’s Business & Finance Team.
Andy is “made in the CSU,” and a product of the California higher education system. During his four years as a student at CSU Long Beach, he worked five days a week at the local community college and graduated in the top 1% of his class (4.0 GPA) from CSU Long Beach with a B.S. in Business Administration. He went on to earn his J.D. degree at the University of California, Davis, where he received the Outstanding Advocate Award and served as Chair of the Moot Court Board.
Prior to joining the CSU, Andy was in private practice and was a partner in the Los Angeles-based firm of Adams, Duque & Hazeltine, and later was a partner in his own firm, Myers & Jones, LLP. After 15 years in private practice, Andy returned to the CSU in 2000 to serve the institution that gave him his start.