College of Nursing and Health Sciences

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

2011 Distinguished Alumnus: Kenneth Jenkins


Kenneth Jenkins

Ken Jenkins is a dual graduate of Southeastern, receiving an undergraduate degree
in Health and Physical Education in 1966, and a master’s degree in Educational Administration
in 1969.


He has a long distinguished career in the East Baton Rouge Parish School system as
a teacher, coach, assistant principal and supervisor. He served many years as the
system’s Supervisor of Health, Physical Education, Driver Education and Athletics,
and at the time of this award was the system Director of Student Activities.


Jenkins was named the Louisiana Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year
in 1985, received the Educational Merit Award from the Louisiana Tennis Association
in 2001, and was honored as the Outstanding Athletic Director in the state in 2001
by the Louisiana High School Athletic Director’s Association.