Jones Selected as Barbara Jackson Scholar
Doctoral student Trevon Jones was recognized by the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) as a 2016-2018 Barbara Jackson Scholar. He is the first scholar selected from TCU and will attend the 2016 UCEA Convention in Detroit, MI on November 16-19.
Jones will participate in networking and professional development activities, and work with mentor Dr. Enrique Aleman of the University of Texas at San Antonio through the program.
“It’s great to have someone already in the field to bounce ideas off of for my research and dissertation,” Jones said.
Jones is part of the TCU College of Education’s MBA/Educational Leadership Doctorate Joint Program and a Juanita Cash scholarship recipient. He is the Advancement via Individual Determination (AVID) Coordinator at R. L. Paschal High School and is passionate about helping underrepresented students succeed in high school and beyond. He says he plans to research and write about first-generation college students for his dissertation.
Dr. Jo Beth Jimerson nominated Jones for the program and said, “Trevon is passionate about finding ways to help all children succeed. The program will provide him with the supports, connections, and opportunities needed to take that next step in what will be a stellar and impactful career.”
The UCEA Barbara L. Jackson Scholars Network began in November 2003. The two-year program “provides formal networking, mentoring and professional development for graduate students of color who intend to become professors of educational leadership.”