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Terrell Jones Memorial

Terrell Jones
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Walter Terrell Jones (know as just "Terrell" to everyone) was the vice provost for Educational Equity at Penn State and was instrumental in diversity initiatives and equity for faculty, staff and students at Penn State.  He passed away in August after a bout with cancer at age 64.  He began his Penn State career in 1980 as a residence hall coordinator.

A service was held on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Spiritual Center on the University Park campus of Penn State.

The service was  a celebration of Jones’ life --- and the over-riding theme was that of an individual who cared deeply about others -- and of a man who loved laughter.

At the service, Penn State President Eric Barron recalled his first encounter with Jones after becoming Penn State’s new president.

In a studio interview, Tom Poole, vice-president for administration and secretary for the Board of Trustees at Penn State, who worked with Jones for nine years in the office of Educational Equity, talks about  about his experiences working alongside of Jones.