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Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr.

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Administrative Post

Phone: (904) ***-****  
Edward Waters College
1658 Kings Road
Jacksonville , Florida 32209
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • bachelor's degree , health and physical education
    Elizabeth City State
  • bachelors degree , biology
    Elizabeth City State University
  • degrees
    Howard
  • doctorate , biology education
    Purdue University
  • master
    North Carolina Central
  • masters degree
    Purdue University
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Web References
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Jenkins to give commencement address at SC college
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Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins
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Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins
Dr. Jimmy R. Jenkins, Sr., who became the 12th President of Livingstone College in February 2006, has earned the reputation of a Turn Around Artist, because of his knack for rescuing institutions from the brink of disaster. The traits most associated with his rescue accomplishments are establishing financial stability, increasing student enrollment, and building and beautifying the physical plant. Under Jenkins tenure, Livingstone College now has a new residence hall, the first in 35 years, an Events and Hospitality Center, and a state-of-the art student union. Likewise, the college now offers degrees and certificates through a Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts Program, and, most importantly, its overall debt has been reduced by more than $10 million and its net assets have been increased by more than $14 million.
Before coming to Livingstone College, Jenkins was president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla. There he found an institution on the verge of financial collapse and in jeopardy of losing its accreditation, with only 300 students, several boarded-up or condemned buildings, and more than $10 million in delinquent debt. Jenkins increased the student enrollment at Edward Waters to more than 1,400 in six years, renovated every building on campus, acquired apartment complexes and land around the campus, restarted the football program that had been discontinued some 35 years earlier, and built the first new building, a gymnasium, in 40 years. That gym now bears his name.
Before accepting the top administrative post at Edwards Waters College, Jenkins was chancellor at Elizabeth City State University. When he became ECSUs Chancellor in 1983, he became the schools first alumnus to become chief executive officer since its founding in 1892, and the youngest chancellor among the 16 institutions of the University of North Carolina System. Jenkins, a 1965 alumnus, remained the youngest chancellor in the system for eight of his 13 years as CEO. As chancellor, Jenkins was responsible for increasing student enrollment to more than 2,000 for the first time in school history. Jenkins was also responsible for the acquisition of 40 acres of what was then the old drive-in theater. The newest buildings at ECSU now sit on that property, including the Mickey L. Burnim Building and the Willie Gilchrist Building. Jenkins began working at his alma mater in 1972 as an assistant professor of biology, and over the next 25 years worked his way up the system, from assistant to associate to full professor with tenure, and from assistant dean for academic affairs to vice chancellor for academic affairs to senior vice chancellor, to acting chancellor and then chancellor.
During his tenure as chancellor, six new buildings were built and several new academic programs were implemented. The new science center, with a state-of-the-art planetarium, bears his name. Also under his tenure, the university had its accreditation reaffirmed.
Jenkins, a Selma, N.C., native, earned a bachelors degree in biology from Elizabeth City State University in 1965. He taught high school biology and chemistry on the eastern shore of Maryland before earning a masters degree and a doctorate in biology education from Purdue University in 1969 and 1972, respectively.
EWC President Jimmy Jenkins ...
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EWC President Jimmy Jenkins informed the student body Tuesday night that the school's accreditation was in jeopardy.
"This appears to be, and is, a state of emergency, but it's not the end," Jenkins told students and faculty Tuesday night.
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Jenkins said the school would win on appeal.
"If you're never tested, you never know that you have faith," said Jenkins.
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Jenkins said he believes the scandal is the reason the association moved to drop the school.
In a three-hour ceremony in Varick ...
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In a three-hour ceremony in Varick Auditorium Friday, one thing was abundantly clear: Livingstone College President Jimmy R. Jenkins is appreciated and loved - especially in Salisbury.
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Indeed, Jenkins was showered with praise for his exemplary career that has included serving as Chancellor of his alma mater, Elizabeth City State University, and as President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Elizabeth City Mayor Roger McLean, who is an internal auditor for Livingstone and a long-time friend of Jenkins', gave the president a key to the city.
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McLean told the nearly 350 people assembled in Varick that everything that had been said about Jenkins was true.
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"A president normally stays at a college for four years, but that is not true about Dr. Jenkins because he's been a president for 25 years and he's been at only three institutions," Battle said. "Dr. Jenkins is a giant of a visionary, a person that sees things that only he and Bishop Walker see.
In a three-hour ceremony in Varick ...
www.thecharlottepost.com [cached]
In a three-hour ceremony in Varick Auditorium Friday, one thing was abundantly clear: Livingstone College President Jimmy R. Jenkins is appreciated and loved - especially in Salisbury.
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Indeed, Jenkins was showered with praise for his exemplary career that has included serving as Chancellor of his alma mater, Elizabeth City State University, and as President of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla.
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Elizabeth City Mayor Roger McLean, who is an internal auditor for Livingstone and a long-time friend of Jenkins', gave the president a key to the city.
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McLean told the nearly 350 people assembled in Varick that everything that had been said about Jenkins was true.
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"A president normally stays at a college for four years, but that is not true about Dr. Jenkins because he's been a president for 25 years and he's been at only three institutions," Battle said. "Dr. Jenkins is a giant of a visionary, a person that sees things that only he and Bishop Walker see.
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Dr. Jimmy Jenkins, Sr.
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Dr. Jimmy Jenkins President, Livingstone College
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A longtime educator and administrator, Dr. Jimmy Jenkins is president of Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC.
Dr. Jenkins most recently served as president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, LF (1997-2005). During his tenure the college expanded its faculty and broke ground on its first buildings in decades while reducing its debt from $8.5 million to $500,000 in three years and increasing enrollment from 300 to 1,300 students.
Prior to his stint at Edward Waters College, Dr. Jenkins served as vice chancellor and chancellor of Elizabeth City State University (1977-95). While there, he secured the support of the State Legislature of North Carolina for construction of six major buildings on campus. He also launched a $5 million capital campaign, completing the fund-raising one year ahead of schedule.
Dr. Jenkins earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Elizabeth City State University, teaching certification in biology from Howard University and a master's and doctorate in biology education from Purdue University.
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