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New chief named at Uinta technology center

A 21-year teaching and administrative veteran at the Uinta Basin Applied Technology Center has been named the center's new superintendent.

The State Board of Education named Richard "Dick" Jones, to replace former superintendent Mark Rose, who resigned this summer.Jones had been serving as assistant superintendent.

Jones says he will begin meeting with technology center administrators this week to being developing goals and objectives.

Jones, 59, grew up in Tabiona, Duchesne County, but moved to Rangley, Colo., with his family as a teenager.

He attended the University of Colorado in Boulder where he obtained bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and business management. He later received his administrative endorsements and certificates from Utah State University.

Prior to becoming assistant superintendent at the technology center in 1991 he taught applied physics, mathematics, electronics and drafting there.

Before coming to work at the technology center, Jones worked as a field service engineer for Hercules Powder Co., and production engineer for EIMAC Division of Varian Associates.