Rhinelander native Kevin Jenkins earned the UW-Superior Chancellors Leadership award which is given to a member of the graduating class who is committed to personal growth and has made a positive contribution to their peers, campus, and community.
Jenkins demonstrated these qualities with his academic work and ability to play a leadership and mentoring role in classroom discussions and activities. He was a recipient of the 2012 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). In addition, Kevin has also been active with the Distance Learning Center, having served as the student representative on a DLC Search and Screen Committee for an Outreach Specialist (Fall 2011).
Besides excelling in the classroom, Jenkins has demonstrated his ability to use his talents in the workforce. He currently works at the capitol in Madison as a Chief of Staff in the Wisconsin State Senate.
He is a veteran having served in the United States Air Force. He was also the Mayor of Rhinelander from 2002 to 2005. As a nontraditional distance learning student he connected with campus all the way from Madison and made it a priority to stay in touch with students, faculty and staff.
Jenkins graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree. His major was Communicating Arts with a Geography minor. He obtained his degree through the UW-Superior Distance Learning Center.