This is a biography of President Jay L. Nelson written at some point whilst the College was called Salt Lake Trade Technical Institute (1959-1967). President Jay L. Nelson continued to serve as President of the College through 1978. The biography highlights Nelson's academic career, his teaching experience, work experience, and his active duty in the U.S. Army as well as in the U.S. Army Reserve.
This Brief about Jay L. Nelson was written in December of 1981. The Brief covers his professional experience, professional activities, political affiliation, communications skills, and references. The brief stresses his experience with vocational education, working with multiple political parties, and includes references to accolades such as a letter of commendation he received from President Gerald R. Ford for Nelson's 25 years of leadership as the president of Utah Technical College at Salt Lake.