Knowlton School Professor of Architecture Kay Bea Jones has been recognized as a 2017 OSU Glass Breaker. Glass Breakers is a prestigious honor that is a part of Ohio State President Michael V. Drake's 2020 Vision for Diversity and Inclusion. This year Glass Breakers honored Jones along with four other OSU women for their exemplary careers at Ohio State and recognized the work each has done to improve OSU’s workplace culture to support the advancement of all women.
Professor Kay Bea Jones is known as a passionate, creative professional at Ohio State’s Knowlton School. The first woman faculty member in her department, Jones works every day to teach and inspire her students; and actively mentors other women. Jones commented, “Architecture is a great field for women. I've watched the profession and my school increasingly improve as my female students have become renowned designers and my female colleagues have grown in number to produce significant creative works. I am committed to watch these patterns continue.” Jones was one of the original team members who petitioned for change that lead to the creation of The Women’s Place. The Women’s Place at Ohio State serves as a catalyst for institutional change and opportunities for women’s growth.
“I am grateful that these five remarkable women lend their talents to advancing Ohio State in unique and meaningful ways,” President Drake said. “They create a positive impact in the lives of so many in our campus community, and passionately encourage others to do the same.”
To read Professor Jones’s interview about her work in the community and her views and advice for women working in the profession of architecture, please visit the Buckeye Voices 2020 Vision web page.