Terry H. Jones


  • Appointed by the Trustees Committee for a term of seven years beginning January 1, 2019
  • Committee Membership: Scholarship (Chair); Community Strategies and Knowledge; Finance; Governance

Terry Jones is a lifelong resident of Shelton, where he has run the seven-generation 400-acre Jones Family Farms for 50 years. He is the vice president of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station Board of Control, and a member of the Shelton Economic Development Commission. Mr. Jones also serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the UConn College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. A passionate spokesperson for land conservation, he serves as Chairman of CT Working Land's Alliance, a wide coalition advocating for farmland preservation and healthy food. Mr. Jones is a leader in a coordinated school health initiative sponsored by the National Association of State Boards of Education, and serves on a broad-based committee to advance the development and implementation of policies to improve nutrition and the health of students. Mr. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in plant science from the University of New Hampshire.