Howard R. Jones

April 9th, 2010 by Bridget

1946—1951

jonesHoward R. Jones served as teacher and guidance counselor in public school in Minneapolis, and taught at the University of Connecticut, Yale University, and the University of New Hampshire.  He was superintendent of schools in New Canaan, Ct. before being named president of Plymouth Teachers College.

At Plymouth, Dr. Jones instituted “considerable change in the administration of the school.  the college office staff was enlarged; a dean of instruction and a dean of student personnel were added as was a part-time director of  public relations. … Dr. Jones also provided leadership in giving the faculty an increased role in the administration and management of the college.”  The first graduate program also began during the Jones years

From Plymouth, he went on to teach educational administration at the University of Michigan and was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Iowa from 1962 to his retirement in 1979.  The Howard R. Jones Achievement Award was established by his colleagues and friends at Michigan on his retirement.

from One Hundred Years of Service: Plymouth State College 1871-1971. Norton R. Bagley; and advancement publications

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