People Watch: Anthony Jenkins to lead Coppin State U in Baltimore

He is moving on from another historically black university, West Virginia State
By: | Issue: January/February, 2020
January 12, 2020

This summer, Anthony Jenkins will leave one historically black university, West Virginia State, to lead another, Coppin State University in Baltimore.

As president of West Virginia State, Jenkins developed the university’s first integrated research and extension building as well as its first nursing and engineering programs. 

Also under his leadership, the university reported its highest retention rate in five years and more than 10% in enrollment growth between 2016 and 2017. Jenkins created an enrollment management plan and secured millions of dollars in federal and state grant funding opportunities. 


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Other people news:

  • Ted Carter, a career naval officer and former superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy in Maryland, now leads the University of Nebraska.
  • Louisiana State University President F. King Alexander will head Oregon State University, beginning in July.
  • Greg Cant, dean of the business school at Montclair State University (N.J.), will become president of Wilkes University (Pa.) this June. 
  • Chancellor Brendan Kelly of the University of South Carolina Upstate will lead the University of West Georgia beginning in April.