Jenkins Named West Virginia State President

INSTITUTE, W.Va. ― Anthony L. Jenkins has been named the 11th president of West Virginia State University.

The university Board of Governors announced his selection Tuesday. He’ll take over for Brian Hemphill on July 1. Hemphill is leaving to become president of Radford University in July.

Jenkins is an Army veteran and native of Washington, D.C. He most recently served as the University of Central Florida’s senior associate vice president for student development and enrollment services.

Jenkins’ contract requires the approval of the state Higher Education Policy Commission.