Dr. William L. Jenkins
Interim Chancellor, Louisiana State University System
Since 1988, Dr. Bill Jenkins has served in a number of administrative roles at LSU, including Dean of the School of Veterinarian Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Chancellor and Interim Chancellor (now twice), System President and now Interim President. He came to LSU from Texas A&M University where he had been a Professor in the College of Veterinarian Medicine since 1978.
He is South African born and of British and American parentage. He trained as a veterinarian at the University of Pretoria, graduating in 1958. Following several years in practice he returned to the University rising to the rank of Professor and becoming the Head of the Department of Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology. He earned a doctorate in Pharmacology at the University of Missouri Medical School in Columbia in 1970.
Bill and his wife of fifty years, Peggy, now reside in Colleyville, Texas surrounded by three of their four families that include nine of their eleven grandchildren.