President, Wheelock College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott is the thirteenth President of Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts. From 1983-2004 Jenkins-Scott served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts. A native of Flint, Michigan, Jenkins-Scott received her BS degree from Eastern Michigan University, a Masters of Social Work from Boston University School of Social Work, and completed a Post Graduate Research Fellowship at Radcliffe College. She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education from Wheelock College in 2003, when she served as the Commencement speaker. In addition to Wheelock, she holds Honorary Doctorate Degrees from Suffolk University, Northeastern University, Bentley College, Mount Ida College, and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Jenkins-Scott has served on many professional, civic, and community boards. She currently serves on the board of directors of The Boston Foundation, The Kennedy Library Foundation and Museum, Schott Foundation, Tufts Health Plan, and Century Bank and Trust company. She has received numerous awards and citations, including the 2010 Visiting Nurse Association of Boston Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Color Magazine Change Agent Award. She is a recipient of the Associated Industries of Massachusetts Legacy of Leadership award and the Pinnacle Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.