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Outgoing Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott On Her Legacy Of Diversity

Wheelock College's student center. (Wikimedia Commons)
Wheelock College's student center. (Wikimedia Commons)
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Jackie Jenkins-Scott will be be stepping down this summer after 12 years as president of Wheelock College.

She is perhaps best known for her commitment to diversity while there, for both faculty and students. During her tenure, she increased the number of first-generation college students from 25 to 41 percent. And, the percentage of black and Hispanic faculty is over twice the national average.

But before she leaves, we had a chance to sit down with her and discuss her legacy and the issues in higher education she's faced throughout the years.


Jackie Jenkins-Scott, outgoing president of Wheelock College, which tweets @WheelockCollege.


The Boston Globe: Wheelock College President To Depart Next Year

  • "Wheelock College President Jackie Jenkins-Scott will step down in June 2016 after 12 years as president, the college announced Wednesday."

The Boston Globe: Professors File Complaints Claiming Bias At Wheelock

  • "Two Jewish Wheelock College professors have filed federal workplace discrimination complaints against the school alleging they were subjected to anti-Semitic discrimination that damaged their reputation and careers, according to the filings."

This segment aired on May 24, 2016.

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