University of Maryland System Chooses the Next President of Coppin State University

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Anthony Jenkins, as the next president of Coppin State University in Baltimore. Dr. Jenkins will take office in May.

Historically Black Coppin State University enrolls close to 2,400 undergraduate students and close to 400 graduate students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 81 percent of the student body. Women are 78 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Since July 2016, Dr. Jenkins has served as president of West Virginia State University, a historically black land-grant research university near Charleston, where today African Americans are only 8 percent of the undergraduate student body. Earlier in his career, Dr. Jackson held administrative posts at several institutions including the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Jenkins is a graduate of Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. He holds a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech.

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