Office: Education Center, Room 116
Charles R. Jenkins currently serves as Clinical Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He has served at UNCP for more than 43 years in numerous administrative and faculty roles, including interim Chancellor from July 1, 2009 until July 1, 2010 and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for 14 & 1/2 years from 1986 until 2000. His service in other administrative positions included Academic Dean, Director of Admissions, and Director of Student Teaching. Throughout his administrative career, he continued to be on the teaching faculty and has been teaching in the educational leadership program since 2000. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCP in 1971, he taught and coached at Scotland High School for three years.
Other service activities include: Commissioner, Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for 6 years; Chairman for 2 years and Board of Trustees member of Scotland Healthcare System for 16 years; President of NC Association of Academic Officers; President & Board member of Pembroke Chamber of Commerce; Laurinburg/Scotland County Chamber of Commerce Board member and Volunteer of Year ( for extensive work on national accreditation of Chamber); long-time Advisor of UNCP’s Phi Delta Kappa Chapter; Board Member of Scotland Family Counseling Center; Chairman of Laurinburg/Scotland County Economic Development Forum; Chairman of Finance Committee, St. John United Methodist Church; and recipient of Order of Long Leaf Pine award.
A native of Rockingham and a resident of Scotland County for 47 years, he earned his B.S. and M.A.Ed. from East Carolina University and Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Duke University and is certified as a superintendent, principal, and curriculum-instructional specialist at the doctoral level. He and his wife, Karen Gibson Jenkins, have one daughter, Brooke.