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Kenneth Merle Jones

Kenneth Merle Jones was American rehabilitation services professional. Licensed professional counselor, Idaho. Named National Vandal Booster of Year, University Idaho Vandal Boosters, 1999.


  • Jones, Kenneth Merle was born on May 9, 1937 in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, United States. Son of Frank Cassius and C. Virginia (Parker) Jones.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, University Idaho, 1969. Master of Education, University Idaho, 1975. Certified, University San Francisco, 1972.


    • Vocational trainer Idaho State School and Hospital, Nampa, Idaho, 1969-1972. Executive director Vocational Development center, Boise, 1972-1973. Facility supervisor Idaho Vocational Rehabilitation, 1973-1976, chief field services, 1976-1986, chief management service, 1986-1997, chief field services, 1997-1999, retired, 1999.

      Consultant Committee on Acreditation Rehabilitation Facilities, Tucson, 1972-1974. Board directors Development Disabilities Council, Boise, 1976-1980. Appointed by governor state director International Year of Disabled, Boise, 1980.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional counselor, Idaho.


    President Mayors Committee on Employment of Persons with Disabilities, Boise, 1989-1990, 94, 95. Boise liaison National Organization Disability, 1989-1993. National board directors University Idaho Vandal Boosters.

    With United States Army, 1959-1962. Member National Rehabilitation Association (president local chapter 1983, 89, president pacific region 1992), National Rifle Association Administration Association (national board directors 1995-1997, Professional of Year 1989, Meritorious Service award 1996, Pacific Region President award).



    Gardening, flowers, hunting, fishing, golf, showing registered herefords.


    • Married N. Jeannette Sutton, September 30, 1962.
    • father: Frank Cassius Jones
    • mother: C. Virginia (Parker) Jones
    • spouse: N. Jeannette Sutton
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