Lt. Col. Ken Jobe

B.S. Mining Geology 1960, B.S. civil engineering 1966, Retired, 2013 Inductee

About Lt. Col. Ken Jobe

Ken graduated from UMR with bachelor’s degrees in geology and mining in 1960.  He also received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from UMR in 1966 and a MSA in procurement and contracting from George Washington University in 1974.  A two-sport letterman, Ken earned his letters in football and basketball while at UMR from 1955-59.  During his football career, he was named to the All-MIAA second team and as the team’s “Lineman of the Year” in 1959.  He was a member of the 1956 Miner football team entered into the Miner Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.  Ken spent 20 years in the U.S. Army as an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, serving in command and staff assignments in the Republic of South Korea and the U.S., and ended his career as deputy team chief for the Chief of Engineers Inspector General Office in Washington, D.C.  He retired as a decorated Lieutenant Colonel. Ken has been a driving force in the engineering business in Virginia. He has been a member and officer in numerous professional and civic organizations and earned “Engineer of the Year” honors from the Hampton Roads Chapter VSPE in 1994 and VSPE Outstanding Service Award in 1997.  Ken and his wife, Doris, live in Virginia Beach, Va., and have one daughter and three grandchildren.