Jong, who earned Bachelor of Science (1980) and Bachelor of Management (1982) degrees from the University of Lethbridge, is a former member of the University of Lethbridge Board of Governors (2006 to 2012) and a 2004
U of L Alumni Honour Society Inductee.
Community work has been a staple for Jong. He has served as Chair of the Board of Governors at Lethbridge College, treasurer of the Southern Alberta Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect; Lethbridge Jaycee’s Club; president of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge; and treasurer of the Rotary International Peace Park Assembly.
Jong is also a successful Lethbridge businessman starting Jong & Company - a private company categorized under Chartered Accountants.
The Jong family boasts close linkages to the U of L. Jong is married to Elizabeth Martin Jong, who also holds a U of L degree in Music (1981). The couple has two children Christopher and Terrah who earned a Bachelor of Arts (2005).