Daquetta Jones

Daquetta Jones will be this year’s speaker at the Russell Sage College Founder’s Convocation.  Ms. Jones is the Executive Director of the YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc., whose mission is “dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.”

Ms. Jones is no stranger to Sage, having received a BS in Crime and Justice Policy from SCA, and then earning a graduate degree from Sage’s School of Management in 2011. She has also been recognized further by Sage, having received The Sage Colleges Outstanding Young Alumni Award in 2017 and being named The Sage Colleges Lives of Influence Honoree in recognition of The Sage College Centennial Celebration in 2016.

The Sage community is excited to hear what Daquetta plans to share about her life and work as an exemplary woman of influence working closely with Sage.

About Daquetta Jones

Daquetta P. Jones was appointed Executive Director of YWCA of the Greater Capital Region, Inc. in Troy, New York in December, 2013. YWCA-GCR is one of the area’s largest providers of supportive, affordable and safe permanent and transitional housing to both homeless single women and women with children. On any given day, YWCA-GCR house 104 women and 50 children.

YWCA-GCR mission is dedicated to elimination racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Ms. Jones is an experienced, dedicated, charismatic and visionary professional and leader who seek to enhance the lives of others. She brings with her over 16+ years of human services experience; 9+ years in leadership roles.

Ms. Jones is a 2011 graduate of The Sage Colleges Graduate School of Management. She also possesses a BS in Crime and Justice Policy from The Sage Colleges of Albany and an AAS in Human Services from HVCC.

Ms. Jones was born in Miami, Fla. She grew up in San Antonio, Texas, Miami and Tampa, Florida and relocated to Albany, NY in 1998. Since 2008, she’s resided in Troy, NY with her son, Dre.