Next Coppin State University president comes from small, historically black West Virginia university

Anthony Jenkins, who increased retention rates and expanded the research portfolio of a small university in West Virginia, was named president of Coppin State University Monday. A first-generation college student who went on to get his doctorate at Virginia Tech University, Jenkins is currently the president of West Virginia State University, a historically black land-grant university near Charleston with 3,600 students. He will take over Coppin State at the end of May, succeeding Maria Thompson who left in June. (Balt. Sun)

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