|Leo Warren Jenkins|
|Name||Leo Warren Jenkins|
East Carolina University
|Date Inducted||Spring 1972|
|Roll Number||T 1869|
|Birthdate||May 28, 1913|
Dr. Leo W. Jenkins is an Alumni Member of Tau Chapter (T 1869). Dr. Jenkins was made an honorary Brother of Tau Chapter in spring 1972, but never signed the rollbook. When it was discovered his signature had not been obtained, a family member signed on his behalf.
Dr. Jenkins studied political science at Rutgers University, obtained a Master's from Columbia University, and a Doctorate from New York University before joining ECU as the Dean of the college in 1947. By 1955, he was named Vice President. In 1960, Dr. Jenkins was elected as the President, which would turn into Chancellor, a position he held until he retired in 1978. ECU grew and expanded tremendously during his tenure, including establishing university status and building a medical school.
Awards and Dedications
- University of North Carolina Board of Governor's University Award-2014 (posthumous)
- ECU Honorary Alumni Status-2007 (posthumous)
- Thomas Jordan Jarvis Medal-2004 (posthumous)
- ECU Honorary Doctorate Degree-1983
- Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center (1985)
- Leo W. Jenkins Art Building (1977)
- Tau Chapter Outstanding Alumnus (1972)
Other Interesting Facts
Dr. Jenkins enlisted in World War II as a Marine and fought in the battle of Guam.