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Penn State to Hold Memorial for Terrell Jones, Educational Equity Vice Provost

by on September 02, 2014 1:34 PM

Penn State has announced a memorial service for W. Terrell Jones will be held Sept. 23.

Jones, who served as vice provost for educational equity at Penn State and a well-known expert on diversity issues, died Aug. 19. He was 64.

The service will be from 4 to 6 p.m. in Worship Hall, Pasquerilla Spiritual Center.

Jones was frequently sought to speak publicly about diversity issues and was "known in higher education for his unique agenda and knack for teaching people how to appreciate diversity," according to the university.

Jones was a published author on the issue of cultural diversity and instructed courses on race relations and cross-cultural counseling. He served as a board member of International Partnership for Service Learning and a diversity consultant for several Pennsylvania school districts and private sector organizations. He was also a faculty member of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication for more than 10 years.

Terrell Jones also served as president of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education between March 2008 and February 2010. He earned both his master's and doctoral degrees at Penn State and a bachelor's degree at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Albright-Bethune United Methodist Church, PO Box 153, State College, PA 16803. Contributions can also be made to the Dr. W. Terrell Jones Memorial Scholarship Fund at The Pennsylvania State University by clicking HERE or by mail at Penn State, University Programs, 1A Old Main, University Park, PA 16802.

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