Will focus on marketing, fundraising, and new strategy for alumni development
Yavapai Community College formally introduced its newest addition to the Administration, Mr. Rodney Jenkins, to the District Governing Board at its August 8, 2017 meeting. Mr. Jenkins will assume the duties of Vice President of Community Relations. This follows the retirement of Steve Walker in December 2016. Jenkins will be responsible for managing Yavapai College’s marketing, communications, public relations, advancement, economic and workforce development, and legislative relations.
Unlike Mr. Walker, Mr. Jenkins will not simultaneously hold the positions of Executive Director of the Yavapai Community College Foundation, an independent 501(c)(3) organization, and Vice President of Community Relations at the College.
Vice President Jenkins has over 15 years of experience leading marketing and communications departments, political and issues-based campaigns, and strengthening community relations. He served as Lock Haven University’s Vice President of University Relations in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania from June 2012 to the present. His responsibilities there included managing the offices of communications, marketing, special events, athletics, alumni relations and development.
Before moving to Lock Haven, he was the Director of Communications and Marketing for the Dekalb County school system in Georgia, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, Director of Corporate Marketing for Cleveland Public Power, and Chief Public Affairs Officer for the City of Cleveland.
Mr. Jenkins emphasized marketing, fundraising, and developing an alumni strategy in his brief comments to the Governing Board. His comments to the board may be viewed below.