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Illus: Jones watercolor

“Self–Portrait,” Jameson Miller Jones ’36
Professor of Moral Philosophy,
Vice President for Academic Affairs and
Dean of the College, 1955-1971

The college fondly remembers scholar, administrator and artist Jameson Jones, who passed away August 25, 2008, at the age of 92.

His teaching inspired students not just to think, but to probe, to question, to stretch in directions they hadn’t before imagined, for which alumni thank him to this day.

President Peyton Rhodes asked him to become dean by declaring, “I look on myself as shepherd of the Southwestern flock, and I need you for my crook.” Jones accepted
the offer with characteristic grace, good humor and his seemingly ever-present smile, serving, himself, as a good shepherd to the faculty for 16 years.

This issue of the magazine is devoted to the many ways in which Rhodes people—students, faculty, alumni and friends—are connected. Dean Jones was all of those, a
model for us all.

—Watercolor from the collection of the Jameson Miller Jones Family

 



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