Tribute to Garth Jones
The MPA program wishes to share news of the unfortunate passing of Garth Nelson Jones. Dr. Jones was a University of Utah alum, a prolific scholar of public administration, and a long-time friend of our program. Over the years he has supported countless MPA students in their studies, through stewardship of several fellowships including the Garth Jones & Dalmas Nelson Excellence in Writing Award, the Reed K. & Irene L. Clegg Memorial Fellowship, and the Garth Jones & Marie Clegg-Jones & Family Endowed Fellowship. He was also a frequent guest at MPA events, including our annual Pi Alpha Alpha Banquet. We will all miss his stories, his wisdom, and his relentless concern for the well-being and success of our students.
You can read more about Dr. Jones fascinating life and legacy in his obituary. The College of Social and Behavioral Science is also accepting scholarship gifts in his honor. (Make sure to click on the "special instructions" link. This brings up a text box which should be filled with "Garth and Marie Clegg Jones and Family Endowed Scholarship.")