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First Lady Toinette Jenkins

Welcome to West Virginia State University (WVSU), and the Yellow Jacket Nation. It is an honor to serve as First Lady of this great institution. I join my husband, and our President, in his quest to develop and foster inclusivity and a nurturing environment whereby students within our campus community feel involved and empowered. 
One such way I aim is help achieve this goal is through my First Lady Initiative Sisters of STATE (S.O.S). S.O.S was founded for the purpose of expanding opportunities on campus that engage students socially, intellectually, and creatively and develop skills, which help students realize their full potential.  
My commitment to serving WVSU and our students extends beyond campus. I can be found empowering citizens across the state, serving on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Charleston, WV, and as an active member of the Links, Incorporated, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In addition, I collaborate with a host of organizations to address health and social issues. 
I received a Bachelor’s of Arts in Criminal Justice from Shaw University, a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Tech; and later earning my credentials as a Certified Criminal Intelligence Analyst and Investigator working alongside federal and state agents, the District Attorney, and State Inspector General. 
If I can be of service, please do not hesitate to contact the Presidents’ Office. Please follow me on Instagram for a daily inspirational message to keep you encouraged, empowered and impactful!

Toinette N. Jenkins
First Lady

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