Dr. Jenkins began her teaching career in 1973 as a librarian at Virginia Union University. In 1986 she became a librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. At Moraine Valley, she quickly advanced, from a part time to full time librarian, to Assistant Dean, Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, and now President of the college. Dr. Jenkins explains two specific programs which were presented at the Higher Education Effective Practices Conference: a dual degree program and student centered environment. She also discusses her multi-faceted role as a college president at Moraine Valley Community College.