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Jeanette Jones Conner's biography will appear in the 2007-2008 Edition of Marquis' Who's Who in American Education.
She is a native of Lee County, Va. and graduated from St. Charles High School in Virginia in the top four of her graduating class. After high school, she worked two years in a sewing factory and eight years in Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.
Soon after moving to Campbellsville in 1973, she began working in the library at Campbellsville College. Working in a college environment rekindled her desire to become a teacher. However, her father would not permit her to go to college, but her dream stayed with her. After two years working in the college library, she resigned and began a college career at the age of 41.
Conner graduated from Campbellsville College in 1979 with degrees in social work and teacher education. She became president of the Student Social Work Club and was elected to office at the Kentucky State Student Social Work Organization.
Conner, along with several other college students, was named to Marquis' Who's Who Among American College and University Students.
Conner served as president, vice president and secretary of Taylor County Education Association. She was a member of the National Education Association, as well as the Kentucky State Education Association. She served two terms as president of the American Association of University Women. She was a member of the Campbellsville Business and Professional Women's Club, Kentucky and International Reading Association, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Kappa Delta Pi, and the Society for Developmental Education.
Currently, Conner is a board member of Region 9 Mental Health/Mental Retardation Board. She is a member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, where she is a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Hospitality Committee, educator on the Prayer Ministry Team, and, also committee member in the Flora Dotson Mission Group.
In 1989, Conner was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel.
Conner was employed by the Taylor County School Board for 20 years. She is now employed part-time at Campbellsville University as a student teacher supervisor.