Sylvia Jenkins Named President of Moraine Valley Community College in Illinois

Sylvia Jenkins has been promoted to president of Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Illinois. She has been serving as vice president for academic affairs at the college. Her appointment will take effect on July 1. The two-year college outside of Chicago, enrolls about 17,000 students. African Americans make up about 9 percent of the student body.

Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Grambling State University in Louisiana. She earned a master’s degree in library and information science from the University at Albany, part of the State University of New York system. She holds a doctorate in education and human resource studies from Colorado State University.

Dr. Jenkins started out her career as a librarian at Virginia Union University in Richmond. She joined the library staff at Moraine Valley in 1986 and in 1995 was named department chair of the library. She was named assistant dean in 2001 and dean of academic development and learning resources in 2003.

Related Articles

1 COMMENT

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs