Coppin State University Incoming President Holds Virtual Town Hall, Shares His Vision for the UniversityPublished Monday, April 13th, 2020
BALTIMORE – In his first public address to campus, incoming Coppin State University President Dr. Anthony Jenkins spoke about his vision for the university during an online virtual town hall event.
Presented by Interim President Dr. Mickey Burnim and his wife, LaVerna, incoming President Jenkins introduced his wife, Toinette, and their two daughters. He thanked University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Dr. Jay Perman and the USM Board of Regents for their support. He also thanked the many well-wishers of faculty, staff and alumni for their emails and messages.
In the approximately 15-minute message, he outlined his vision for the university and his desire for CSU to continue to be an “inspirational and transformational institution.”
“This story is ours to write and I am excited about the future,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins said he will focus on five areas:
- Diversifying enrollment growth in a systematic and strategic way that is healthy for CSU and the students.
- Creating an environment of overall holistic student success with high student retention and graduation rates.
- Providing experiential learning through student leadership opportunities, research, internships and other experiences that will prepare students to graduate ready to make positive change to the community, state, region and the nation.
- Increasing research and being able to transfer and apply research results to society in ways that impact improvements to the communities served by the university.
- Increasing teaching innovation brought on by faculty and staff excellence. He said the university will invest in faculty and staff professional development to enable teaching at the highest level and delivering a quality education that will position CSU students to be critical thinkers and societal problem solvers.
Jenkins will begin his presidency on May 26.
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