Ken Jackson

Ken Jackson

Financial Aid Director

In 1985, Ken Jackson traded the hard work of a large sheep and cattle ranch in Colorado, where he grew up, for the hard work of being on the Ricks College basketball team. It was here that he met his wife, Christy, who was a fellow ward member and a member of the Ricks College volleyball team.

Ken earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Utah University and a master’s degree from Boise State University. He came to work in the Financial Aid office at Ricks College in 1993, and now serves as the director of that department. He also worked as assistant basketball coach at Ricks College from 1996 to 2002.

Ken has served in numerous church callings, including missionary in the Mexico Mazatlan mission, bishop, and several callings in the young men organization. He is currently a counselor in his home stake presidency.

Ken and Christy have four children and two grandchildren. One of their sons is serving a mission in Australia, and another son is leaving soon for the Sierra Leone Freetown mission.

Spiritual Preparation

Please respond to the questions below on the devotional discussion board:

President Russel M. Nelson taught that each day is a day of decisions, and decisions determine your destiny. 

Please share some decisions you have made, large or small, that have helped bring you closer to Heavenly Father. How have these decisions helped you become who you are today?  What helped or motivated you in making these right decisions?