State Universities Civil Service System

Merit Board
Member Profile


Ms. Julie Annette Jones, Chair



Illinois State University
Appointed: 8/6/2019

Jones has spent the last seven years working in real estate and estate planning law at her firm Julie Annette Jones P.C. Jones is committed to making first-class legal assistance accessible and convenient within the Chicagoland area. Jones launched her firm following 15 years in corporate law and two years in estate planning. Jones also serves as the immediate past president of the National Council of Negro Women-Chicago Central Section, the secretary of Gospel Kitchen, and a member of the University's Attorneys Advisory Board, Black Colleagues Association, Alumni Association Board of Directors. the Board of Trustees at St. John Missionary Baptist Church and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Jones received her Juris Doctor from Emory University and a dual Bachelor’ degree in political science and psychology from Illinois State University.