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First Lady Toinette Jenkins

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Toinette Jenkins is the middle of three siblings. Jenkins has always maintained a passion for the criminal justice system, and she decided to pursue her passion at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice.

Jenkins earned her Master’s Degree from Virginia Tech in Public Policy and Administration and is a Certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst and Investigator. She has served on local, state and federal task forces providing critical criminal intelligence for Police Departments, ATF, DEA, FBI, ICE and a host of others in the fight against gangs, drugs, homicides and robberies to name a few.

Jenkins has received several awards throughout her career including Chief of Police Recognition for exceptional performance on a Multi-Agency Task Force resulting in millions of dollars and weapons seized and federal drug conspiracy charges. 

Most recently, Jenkins was chosen to serve as a lead Investigator for the State of Maryland within the Office of the Inspector General. She was tapped to investigate crimes within the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Jenkins is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and several Law Enforcement Organizations. Jenkins also serves on the Board of Directors for the Kanawha County Public Library.

Jenkins has a passion and desire to not only give back to the community that she serves but to make each community that she passes through better. As a result, Jenkins has launched her First Lady Initiative (Sisters of State) at West Virginia State University. Geared towards fostering inclusion and empowerment, Jenkins aim is to help all female students at WVSU transform into better versions of themselves.

Jenkins is married to President Anthony L. Jenkins and they have two daughters.
WVSU First Lady Toinette Jenkins
Toinette N. Jenkins, M.P.A, CCIA
First Lady of West Virginia State University
(304) 766-3112
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