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Dream Catcher Timeline

When Greg Jones reaches back, way back, one of his earliest memories is of ivy-walled Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs.

1980-82

Greg Jones earns a B.A. (1980) and a master of public administration degree (1982) at the University of Denver before coming to Duke to prepare for what he calls “the family business.”

1981-82

Duke University President Terry Sanford, center, and Jameson Jones, right, who served as the Divinity School’s ninth dean from 1981 until his death following a heart attack. “No one deserves more than Jameson Jones to be described as ‘irreplaceable,’” Sanford told mourners at the July 21, 1982, memorial service.

1985

Greg Jones M.Div.’85, Ph.D.’88 lines up with classmates for the May 1985 baccalaureate service.

1990

An assistant professor of theology at Loyola College, Baltimore, Md., Jones publishes his first book, Transformed Judgment (University of Notre Dame Press). Embodying Forgiveness (Eerdmans) follows to acclaim in 1995.

1997

Duke University President Nannerl Keohane installs L. Gregory Jones as the Divinity School’s 11th dean.

2001

Jones and Martha Goodson, widow of the late Bishop W. Kenneth Goodson, break ground for Goodson Chapel and the Westbrook Building following a celebration of the Divinity School’s 75th anniversary.

2003

Greg and other administrators check the progress of the Divinity addition. As director of special projects for the Divinity School, Susan served as project manager for the $22 million addition.

2005

The addition is completed in time for the 2005 Closing Convocation.

2010

Duke University announces a new Office of Global Strategy and Programs to be led by Jones, who travels to China in late April for meetings about Duke’s Kunshan campus.