Felton Jenkins Elected Vice Chair of Board of Regents
Atlanta — June 8, 2010
The Board of Regents, the 18-member governing body for the University System of Georgia, today elected Regent Felton Jenkins of Madison to a one-year term as the board’s vice chair.
Jenkins, who was appointed to the Board of Regents in January 2006 by Gov. Sonny Perdue, will serve as vice chair from July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011.
“It is a privilege to join the leadership of the Board of Regents, whose work is so critical to the people of Georgia,” Jenkins said.
Jenkins, who is just completing a term as vice chair of the University System of Georgia Foundation, is a retired partner with the law firm of King & Spalding, where he served as co-chair of the firm’s Litigation Section. He has served as chair of the Georgia Justice Project and as president of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Cancer Society and the Morgan County Foundation. Jenkins also has served on the Georgia Agricultural Exposition Authority, the Georgia Appellate Judicial Selection Commission, the Georgia Judicial Process Review Commission and the Georgia Joint Study Commission on Revenue Structure.
Jenkins earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Georgia, where he was chair of the Law School’s Board of Visitors and secretary of the University of Georgia Foundation. He is a Life Fellow of both the American Bar Foundation and the State Bar of Georgia.
Jenkins and his wife, Julie, have three grown children.
Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint chaired the committee that developed nominations for board officers for the coming year. Committee members were regents W. Mansfield Jennings Jr. and Kessel D. Stelling Jr.
The Board of Regents is a constitutional body that governs and manages the University System of Georgia, comprised of 35 public colleges and universities, more than 302,000 students, and approximately 40,000 faculty and staff.