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college dean , Legislative staff member

Richard Lawrence Jones, American former college dean, legislative staff member. Certified teacher, California. Music scholar University of California at Los Angeles, 1951-1955, United States Navy scholar, 1951-1955; recipient President award Family Service Long Beach, 1993.


Jones, Richard Lawrence was born on May 29, 1933 in Hartford, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Lawrence Evan and Ruth Margaret (Wolkow) Jones.


Associate of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953. AB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1955. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1959.

Doctor of Education, University of California at Los Angeles, 1972.


Associate director bands, University of California, Los Angeles, 1957-1959;director bands, Newport Harbor High School, Newport Beach, California, 1959-1960;professor, Long Beach (California) City College, California, 1960-1966;special assignment, Long Beach (California) City College, California, 1966-1968;dean, Long Beach (California) City College, California, 1968-1992;dean external relations, Long Beach (California) City College, California, 1985-1992. District director for Congressman Stephen Horn, United States House of Representatives. Guest speaker and conference, workshop, seminar panelist, since 1958.

Administrator cable television game show series Long Beach City College, 1988-1991. Director Western States Marching Band Workshops, 1958-1967.


  • Certified teacher, California.


Board of directors American Cancer Society. Den father, committeeman Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout. Board directors Cambodian Association of America, Goodwill Industries of Southern Los Angeles County, United Way Harbor/S.E. Region, Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts, Global Education Program in Southern California, National Council for Community Superior vena cava syndrome, Long Beach Regional Arts Council, Long Beach Symphony Association, National Conference Christians & Jews.

Board directors, president Family Svc. of Long Beach. Area chair Keep Good Schools Coms. Board directors Long Beach Centennial Celebration, member education committee, public relations committee.

Member Long BeachRegional Adult and Vocational Education Advisory Committee, Long Beach Regional Adult and Vocational Education Council, California Community Colls. Chancellors Task Forceon Contract Education. Trustee St. Mary Medical Center.

Member National Education Association, International Business Association, California Community College Community Superior vena cava syndrome Association (regional representative, legislation committee), California Community College Continuing Education Association (past president), Association California Community College Adminstrs. (legislation committee), California Junior College Music Educators Association (past president). California Teachers Association, College Band Dirs.

National Association (chair junior college division), Community College Public Rels. Organisation, Southern California Junior College Music Educators (past president), Long Beach City College Adminstrs. Association (past president), Long Beach College Alumni Association, Long Beach City College Faculty/Staff Association, Long Beach City College Faculty Council (committee chair), Long Beach City College Helm Association, Long Beach School Adminstrs., Suprs. and Cons.

Association, Teachers Association of Long Beach, University of California at Los Angeles Doctoral Alumni Association, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (board directors, business and arts committee, business development focus group, chairman education and job development committee, government relations committee, long range planning implementation task force, long range strategic planning task force, marketing county, new resident guide task force, public relations committee), Lakewood Chamber of Commerce, Signal Hill Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis International, Phi DeltaKappa, Kappa Kappa Psi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: running, swimming, music, model railroads.


Married Valeria Elizabeth Morgan, June 18, 1955. Children: Richard Kelly, Robert Evan.

Lawrence Evan Jones

Ruth Margaret (Wolkow) Jones

Valeria Elizabeth Morgan

Richard Kelly Jones

Robert Evan Jones