Leo Warren Jenkins

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Leo Warren Jenkins
Leo Warren Jenkins.jpg
Jenkins pictured in The Buccaneer 1948, East Carolina yearbook
President/Chancellor of
East Carolina University
In office
Preceded by John Decatur Messick
Succeeded by Thomas Bowman Brewer
Personal details
Born (1913-05-28)May 28, 1913
Succasunna, New Jersey
Died January 14, 1989(1989-01-14) (aged 75)
Greenville, North Carolina

Leo Warren Jenkins (May 28, 1913 – January 14, 1989) was the sixth president and chancellor of what is now East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, USA. He was born in the Succasunna section of Roxbury Township, New Jersey and attended Rutgers University, majoring in political science. He enlisted in World War II as a marine, serving during the battle of Guam. Dr. Leo Jenkins joined the faculty of East Carolina Teachers College in 1947 and served as Dean of the school until his election to the presidency in 1960, retiring in 1978. The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center at the Brody School of Medicine was named for him.

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