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Vice Provost for Educational Equity
W. Terrell Jones

Dr. W. Terrell Jones, Ed.D., is the Vice Provost for Educational Equity at The Pennsylvania State University where he is responsible for leading the implementation of the University’s strategic plan that embraces and supports diversity. Dr. Jones is a highly requested speaker on diversity issues and is known in higher education for his unique agenda and knack for teaching people how to appreciate diversity.

Dr. Jones is the author or co-author of several book chapters on the subject of cultural diversity. He is an affiliate faculty member with the Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Penn State, and has taught courses on race relations and cross-cultural counseling. Terrell is a board member of International Partnership for Service Learning (IPSL) and is a diversity consultant for several Pennsylvania school districts and private sector organizations. He has been a faculty member of the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication (SIIC) for more than ten years and regularly presents workshops on strategic planning for diversity in higher education and racial and cultural identity.

Dr. Jones also served as president of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education, Inc., from March 2008 through February 2010.

Dr. Jones earned both his master’s and doctoral degrees in Student Personnel Services from The Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.