In the 20th Century, we preserved the land. In the 21st, let’s restore it.

Sylvia M. Jenkins, Ph.D.


President, Moraine Valley Community College

Dr. Sylvia M. Jenkins is the president of Moraine Valley Community College. She began her involvement with Moraine Valley Community College in library science, twice receiving Master Teacher of the Year honors for incorporating technology into her teaching. Dr. Jenkins also served as dean of cademic Development and Learning Resources and vice president of Academic Affairs before being elected as the College’s fifth president in 2012. She has received the Innovator of the Year Award and the Vernon O. Crawley Leadership Award from the college, and has chaired its reaccreditation Systems Portfolio team, Strategic Technology Planning team, and Diversity and Leadership task group. Dr. Jenkins has been appointed to serve on numerous boards and committees, including Congresswoman Robin Kelly’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Council, the Chicago-Cook County Workforce Investment Board and the Northeast Illinois Transit Task Force. She also served on Next Century Plan Commission. About the Plan