|Title:||Leo W. Jenkins Papers|
|Repository:||East Carolina University Archives|
|Extent:||8.0 Linear feet.|
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[Item Description and date]. Leo Jenkins Collection. UA90-06. University Archives, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
Leo Jenkins served as the fifth President and first Chancellor of East Carolina University. A schoolteacher and Marine before becoming an administration under John Messick, he is credited with presiding over the most expansive period of growth for East Carolina. His tenure saw the addition of a medical school, acceptance into Division I athletics, and major increases in enrollment.
Collection contains personal effects of Leo Jenkins including awards, plaques, military honors, photographs, and political cartoons.