Jarvis appoints VP for institutional advancement and development

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Jarvis Christian College will add a new member to its leadership team this year.

Dr. Kenoye K. Eke Sr. has joined Jarvis as its vice president for institutional advancement and development.

Jarvis President Dr. Lester Newman said in a press release that he “expects Dr. Eke to apply his vast experience and talents to lead Jarvis’ Institutional Advancement Division in garnering the private and public funds the college needs to continue to fulfill its mission of educating the head, heart and hands of the young people who enroll at this venerable institution.”

He most recently served as provost, senior vice president for academic affairs and visiting political science professor at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania.

At Kentucky State University, Eke held roles as vice president for academic affairs, associate vice president for academic affairs and chief academic administrator, and associate vice president for academic affairs and acting dean of the College of Professional Studies.

He was also the interim assistant vice president for academic programs at California State University Monterey Bay and the dean and full professor of political science at Savannah State University.

Eke completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin.

He earned a Ph.D. and Master of Arts in political science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University). He received his Bachelors of Arts in political science from Alabama A&M University.

Eke earned the Institute for Educational Management Certificate (2000) and the Management Development Program Certificate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.

He has served on several fellowship groups, including the American Council on Education (ACE); a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Postsecondary and Higher Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University; and a Research Fellow at the University of Florida’s Center for African Studies.

He received the Distinguished Service Award by the National Council of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) and the Ja-Flo Davis Teacher of the Year at Bethune-Cookman University.

In non-academic roles, he has also been the interim vice president for institutional advancement at Grambling State University and as director of The Spectrum Initiative at the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.

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