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Keys to Responsible Leadership in Troubling Times
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Jackie Jenkins-Scott was the 13th President of Wheelock College, Boston, Massachusetts (2004-2016). Prior, Jenkins-Scott served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dimock Community Health Center (1983-2004 ) in Roxbury, Massachusetts, one of Boston’s largest community based health and human service agency serving the City’s most vulnerable populations. Under her leadership, the health center is now a national model for integrated comprehensive health and human services. Prior to that position, she held several positions with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Departments of Public and Mental Health.
As a community leader, public health advocate and innovative administrator, she has been a nationally known figure for nearly 30 years. A native of Flint, Michigan, Jenkins-Scott received her B.S. 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 University, Mount Ida College and the University of Massachusetts Boston.
In 2016, Jackie Jenkins-Scott appeared on The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in a panel discussion on Health Care Inequalities in America: The Need for Continuing Reform.