Jones Elected VP of SCMLA
Dr. Jill Jones, chair of the Language Arts Department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, was recently elected vice president of the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA).
SCMLA is one of six regional Modern Language Associations affiliated with the Modern Language Association of America. As vice president, Jones will move up to the presidency of the organization in 2006.
The association represents professors at universities and colleges in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, and the western portion of Tennessee. Members teach in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Comparative Literature.
SCMLA is an educational organization committed to promoting the scholarly interests of its members. It boasts a membership of over 1,700 with an annual convention program of more than 400 papers. Three members of the Department of Language Arts—Jones, Dr. Valerie Reimers and Dr. Viki Craig—will be reading papers in SCMLA sessions next fall.