Jenkins, Bill

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Jenkins, Bill

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  • William Angus Jenkins

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Bill Jenkins was the seventh principal of Nova Scotia Agricultural College, from 1964-1972. Born on 17 October 1916 in New York City, at age 13 he moved to Baddeck, Nova Scotia, with his mother, variously living in Sydney and Truro, as well as Sackville, New Brunswick. In 1938 he graduated with a BSc from MacDonald College at McGill University, followed by an MSc in 1942. In 1943 he enlisted in the No. 6 District Depot. After being promoted to First Lieutenant, he joined the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and served overseas with the Anti-Tank Company. After the war he studied for his MA in Economics at Cornell University (1947), followed by an MPA in 1952 and PhD in Public Administration in 1961 from Harvard University. He worked for both the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Nova Scotia Agricultural College, where he was appointed principal in 1964. On his retirement in 1972, he joined the staff of the Council of Maritime Premiers Higher Education Commission, serving as the Executive Vice President of Atlantic Provinces Economic Council until 1992. Bill Jenkins died in Truro, Nova Scotia, on 2 November 2009.


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Nova Scotia Agricultural College (1905-2012)

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1964 - 1972

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Bill Jenkins was the seventh principal of the Nova Scotia Agricultural College.

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