WSU intensive English director retiring after 42 years of service

Sally Jones, director of the Intensive English Language Center (IELC), has announced her retirement in March 2023.

Jones began as an adjunct in the intensive English program at Wichita State in January 1981, teaching one class until she continued to add classes and became a full-time instructor. Since then, Jones was given the title of ESL specialist in 1986 and continued teaching until she was appointed interim director of the program in August 2004. She has served as director since June 2005.

Jones attained both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication sciences and disorders from WSU.

A celebratory event is scheduled on Friday, March 24. Contact Barbara Mazza Silhan, teaching professor at the IELC, at to RSVP for the event.