About

A Trusted, Experienced Leader

Michele makes education and job training available for everyone.

Michele Jenkins, president of the College of the Canyons Board of Trustees, has served our community well for more than 30 years. She is committed to continuing her work to be sure our college meets the community’s needs well into the future.

Michele is a first-generation college graduate.

Michele is a tireless advocate

Michele graduated from College of the Canyons in the first class after the college opened. During her years on the board, she has advocated tirelessly at the local, state and federal levels for increased funding so students can benefit from more faculty, more and better classrooms and labs, technology that helps students learn, and increased financial aid so everyone can get the education they need.

Built as promised: the Canyon Country Campus.

Michele is passionate About Canyon Country

Michele’s heart is in Canyon Country, which makes up most of Trustee Area 4, where she lives and which she represents. She is our neighbor, and from the start she has been a leader in building, expanding and improving the college’s Canyon Country Campus.

Michele and her husband, Dr. Gregory Jenkins – also a COC graduate – live and work locally. She manages his three-physician family medical practice.

Under Michele’s leadership, the Canyon Country Campus was created to bring higher education to the eastern Santa Clarita Valley. Above, the cutting-edge Science Center nears completion at the campus.


Fast Facts

  • A.A., College of the Canyons
  • B.A., Anthropology, UCLA
  • M.A., Counseling, University of North Dakota
  • COC Outstanding Alumni Award (2000)
  • Past President, California Community College Trustees and Community College League of California
  • Current President of the COC Board of Trustees
An amphitheater is being built adjacent to the new Science Center at the Canyon Country Campus. Michele has followed through on her promise to bring higher education to Canyon Country residents.


A Tradition of Support

Michele has a long history of supporting initiatives that help others. Among them are:

  • University Center Capital Campaign
  • Culinary Arts Center Capital Campaign
  • Athletic Expansion Feasibility Committee
  • Osher Scholarship Challenge Committee
  • Boys and Girls Club At Risk Scholarship
  • College of the Canyons Scholarship for Veteran Excellence
  • Dare to Dream Osher Endowed Scholarship
  • Douglas MacGregor Memorial Scholarship
  • Ernie Tichenor Scholarship Expendable Scholarships
  • Jeffrey B. Wutkee Memorial Scholarship
  • Jenkins Family Philosophy Scholarship
  • Jerrod Miyaki Memorial Scholarship
  • John Drislane Memorial Scholarship
  • Jon Henry American Arts Scholarship
  • Kathleen Fortine Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Music
  • Kathleen Fortine Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Television
  • Michael Haywood Memorial Scholarship
  • Neenan Family Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship
  • Tommye Warner Nolet Memorial Scholarship
  • Academic Senate
  • Alumni & Friends
  • Biology Department
  • Chancellor’s Circle
  • Child Development
  • Classified Senate
  • COC Honors
  • Development Program
  • Softball Challenge
  • Cougar Basketball
  • Cougar Club
  • Cougar Den – Athletic Expansion
  • Culinary Arts Program
  • Emergency Assistance Fund
  • Endowment for the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center
  • Faculty Field Trips
  • Football
  • Foundation Golf Tournament
  • Cougar Softball
  • Friends of the Fine Arts
  • Gloria Jackson Memorial Fund
  • K-12 Arts Education Outreach Program
  • Library Associates
  • Nursing Department
  • Patrons of the Arts
  • Volleyball Program
  • Silver Spur Celebration
  • University Center Capital Campaign
  • Vision ’90, ’92 and ’93
  • Women’s Basketball
  • Women’s Conference

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Vote for Michele Jenkins on November 3rd

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25243 Running Horse Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
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