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First Lady Toinette Jenkins

Greetings, I am honored to serve as the First Lady of West Virginia State University. Our dynamic history, built upon a diverse and rich academic foundation, the student-centered faculty, staff, and engagement opportunities, can emerge as the basis for a lifetime of personal and professional success. 

Toinette N. Jenkins, M.P.A, CCIA
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 pursued her passion at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she earned her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) 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, not only to give back to the community where 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, S.O.S. at West Virginia State University. S.O.S. is geared toward fostering inclusion and empowerment. As the a mother, sister, daughter and wife, First Lady Jenkins aims to help all female students at WVSU transform into better versions of themselves.

Toinette Jenkins is married to President Anthony L. Jenkins and they have two daughters.

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Toinette N. Jenkins, M.P.A, CCIA
First Lady of West Virginia State University
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