WVSU President Jenkins Delivers First State of the University Address

Anthony Jenkins

West Virginia State University’s new president. Anthony L. Jenkins gave his first state of the university address Thursday.

Jenkins told faculty, staff and students Thursday that enrollment was up at the historically black university. It’s the fourth consecutive year that enrollment is up according to the university.

For fall 2016 more than 3,500 students enrolled, that’s up 11 percent from the previous year. The university has also seen a 60 percent increase among international students.

Jenkins said during his address that he hopes increased enrollment and strong leadership can lead to a stronger presence for the university in the region.