Book Review
Gifted, Higher-Educational Equality pioneer, Dr. Phillip E. Jones, is the recently retired Vice-President for Student Services and Dean of Students, at the stellar University of IOWA. During his 40-year tenure at this “Big Ten” University, he not only earned the “Cap-Stone” Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), he also conceived, planned (at the request of the Director of Admissions) refined and negotiated with the University, as well as with peer-faculty and Alumni, the approval of a new Equal Educational Opportunity Program (EEOP). Forty years later, Phil Jones is still cheerleading the concepts of “institutional change” and “affirmative collaboration” .…just as he had done over the last 40 years at IOWA University. This story is the book, NOTHING BEATS A FAILURE BUT A TRY! The University of IOWA became one of the very first EEOPs in the U.S.A. It would be augmented at IOWA by a new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund established for IOWA students, as needed. So much of the raw strength of this important book is in “the storytelling.” The celebrated poet and storyteller, Maya Angelou, captures this fine skill, as does Dr. Phil Jones. The era during which he became the face of racial change, even in progressive IOWA, was tense so intense that you could almost taste it. Deliberated skill in keeping afloat negotiations about the new curriculum was essential. To once again cite Maya Angelou: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you [the writer, Phillip Jones] made them feel.” Pages: 183; Price: $19.95. Book Reviewed By: Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Ph.D.
NOTHING BEATS A FAILURE BUT A TRY! BY PHILLIP E. JONES, Ph.D. “Where do we go from here?” PATH PRESS, Inc. Publisher
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Book Review
Gifted, Higher-Educational Equality pioneer, Dr. Phillip E. Jones, is the recently retired Vice-President for Student Services and Dean of Students, at the stellar University of IOWA. During his 40-year tenure at this “Big Ten” University, he not only earned the “Cap-Stone” Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D.), he also conceived, planned (at the request of the Director of Admissions) refined and negotiated with the University, as well as with peer‐faculty and Alumni, the approval of a new Equal Educational Opportunity Program (EEOP). Forty years later, Phil Jones is still cheerleading the concepts of “institutional change” and “affirmative collaboration” .…just as he had done over the last 40 years at IOWA University. This story is the book, NOTHING BEATS A FAILURE BUT A TRY! The University of IOWA became one of the very first EEOPs in the U.S.A. It would be augmented at IOWA by a new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund established for IOWA students, as needed. So much of the raw strength of this important book is in “the storytelling.” The celebrated poet and storyteller, Maya Angelou, captures this fine skill, as does Dr. Phil Jones. The era during which he became the face of racial change, even in progressive IOWA, was tense so intense that you could almost taste it. Deliberated skill in keeping afloat negotiations about the new curriculum was essential. To once again cite Maya Angelou: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you [the writer, Phillip Jones] made them feel.” Pages: 183; Price: $19.95. Book Reviewed By: Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, Ph.D
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