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Ezell Jones named to Metropolitan State Foundation Board

Saint Paul, Minn.— Metropolitan State University welcomes Ezell Jones to the Metropolitan State Foundation Board of Trustees.

Jones is the founder and managing partner of Fifth Quarter Integrated Solutions and holds bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and psychology from the University of Minnesota. He also holds an associate’s degree in risk management from the University of Pennsylvania with additional continuing education certification in executive management from Dartmouth College.

“We are delighted to have the caliber of Ezell share his time, talent, and treasure with the Metropolitan State Foundation,” says Rita Dibble, Vice President for University Advancement.

With more than four decades of successful engagement business experience and community service, he is committed to developing youth and improving access for small and minority businesses. As part of his passion and drive, he utilizes his time to motivate the next generation of leaders from underserved communities and be a catalyst for change.

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Jones moved to Minneapolis in 1965 to attend the University of Minnesota. He played for the Golden Gopher men’s football team and professionally for the New York Jets and New England Patriots.

Jones has three adult children and resides in Minneapolis with his wife.

Metropolitan State University, a member of Minnesota State, is the Twin Cities public, urban, comprehensive state university providing lifelong learning, and competitive academic and professional degree programs at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels.

The mission of the Metropolitan State University Foundation is to generate maximum public awareness, as well as governmental and private support, for Metropolitan State University, and to assist the university in its development as a comprehensive, urban university in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for changing and diverse student needs.