Chenelle Jones, Ph.D.




Assistant Dean, Franklin University

Community Involvement

Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission; Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility Assessment Team; Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences; American Society of Criminology; Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice Network; Teen and Police Service (TAPS) Academy; National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated; Temple of Faith Church of God in Christ

I love Columbus because…

It is a progressive, innovative, and energetic city. There is always something to do whether it’s visiting an art museum, taking a walk along the Scioto mile, shopping in Easton, eating in the Short North, or attending a festival. People from all walks of life can find something to do in Columbus.

The beauty of Columbus lies in its diversity. Columbus is a place where people can come together, share ideas, learn from each other, and collaborate on ways to improve and enhance the city. Columbus is a place where students can receive a good education, young professionals can discover opportunities, entrepreneurs can start a business and families can grow.

I also love Columbus because the city is fertile ground for opportunities and ingenuity. People can sow creative ideas in Columbus and watch them grow into great realities.

I believe young professionals are important to our city because…

They are movers and shakers! They are the pulse of our present and the face of our future. They are innovators, they are job creators, they are law makers, and they are educators. They are galvanizers, and they are collaborating and coordinating efforts to continue moving our city forward.

I am a Create Columbus Commissioner because…

Because I love to co-create and I love this city!