It’s almost quittin’ time for Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins.

One June 25, the school will host an “Evening of Celebration” to honor Jenkins and his wife, Faleese Moore Jenkins.

R&B group and Hall of Fame inductees The Whispers will provide entertainment. 

Jenkins’ retirement, announced early this year, comes after a long academic career – not just at Livingstone but at other colleges and universities.

Jenkins attended his final commencement ceremony ahead of his retirement a couple of weeks back alongside actor Malik Yoba.

Proceeds from the gala will go toward the Endowed Bridge Program, a six-week summer program that helps students with “college potential” who don’t meet current admission requirements. 

Amanda was born and raised in Charlotte and graduated from UNC Charlotte with a Bachelor’s in Communications and English. She covers Mecklenburg County. Reach her at

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