Leo Jenkins

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Leo Warren Jenkins
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Name Leo Warren Jenkins
Chapter Tau
East Carolina University
Date Inducted Spring 1972
Roll Number T 1869
Alumni Chapter/Assoc
Honorary Member
Major Political Science
Birthdate May 28, 1913
Awards Outstanding Alumnus

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.

Professional Life

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

Other Interesting Facts

Dr. Jenkins enlisted in World War II as a Marine and fought in the battle of Guam.

Further Resources

Legacy of Leo Jenkins