Jenkins leaving West Virginia State to lead Maryland school

INSTITUTE, W.Va. — After more than three years at West Virginia State University, President Dr. Anthony Jenkins is leaving the institution.

The university announced on Monday that Jenkins has accepted a job as president of Coppin State University in Baltimore.

Anthony Jenkins

University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret announced that the system’s Board of Regents chose Jenkins for the position at the historically black university. Jenkins is expected to begin in May.

“I am extremely proud of the historic milestones we have accomplished together,” Jenkins said in a news release. “STATE is a magnificent place with great students, dedicated alumni, world-class faculty and amazing hardworking staff. It has been an honor, and I thank you for allowing me to be a part of the journey.”

Jenkins took over as the 11th President of WVSU on July 1, 2016.