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President Jones Gives Student-Athletes Preseason Pep Talks

President Jones visits Dickinson football team.

President Jones visits Dickinson football team.

video by Joe O'Neill

Across campus, athletes gathered to hear inspiring words from Dickinson's new president

After welcoming waves of students on move-in day Wednesday, President John E. Jones III ’77, P’11, headed to Biddle and Miller fields, the Kline Center and athletics sites across campus to welcome student-athletes.

President Jones and the women's soccer team

President Jones meets with the women's soccer squad at Miller Field. Photo by Dan Loh.

And he reflected the inspiration he gets from these dedicated athletes right back at them.

President Jones and the men's soccer team

President Jones also met with Red Devils men's soccer. Photo by Dan Loh.

“First and foremost, I’m not just the president of the college; I’m a fan,” Jones told gathered athletes, noting that the valuable friendships students make through sports will likely last a lifetime. “I believe in athletics. I believe that it adds to the college experience. I think it predicts success, and ... I think it predicts leadership.”


Published August 26, 2022