Anthony L. Jenkins: Commencement 2022 | Honors for Miss Coppin | Private Donor Scholarships

 from the desk of
Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D.
April 25, 2022
Dear Eagle Nation:
We are in a season of celebration here at Coppin State University.
Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta for the Complete College America Digital Learning Infrastructure Convening. Throughout this conference, Coppin State University showcased our commitment to our students and how we identify ways technology can make a positive difference in their educational journey. We have been able to transform the digital learning experience by providing expanded and enhanced learning opportunities online, and we continue to innovate thanks to a great team.
I am proud of how CSU, even amid the coronavirus pandemic, was able to use technology to achieve positive educational outcomes and maintain connections between members of our Coppin Community.
Dr. Jenkins Atlanta panel

President Jenkins (R) sits on a panel during the HBCU Digital Learning Infrastructure Convening in Atlanta
Coppin in Atlanta

L to R: President Jenkins; Deputy Chief Information Officer Dionne Curbeam;Assistant Vice President for Academic Operations,
Dr. Rolande Murray; Assistant Professor
Dr. Sabrina Taylor
On April 19 and April 20, 2022, our community went All in for Coppin, raising more than $30,000 during our annual Day of Giving campaign. We appreciate each gift from individuals and organizations who believe in the mission and vision of Coppin State University.
These gifts will support and sustain us as we continue to transform as an institution. There are ways to get involved in giving to Coppin State University, year-round, and you can find more information on our website.

Thank you, for supporting the mission and vision of our university and helping us promote our promise of nurturing potential and transforming lives now, and for generations to come.

Give to Coppin State University

Commencement 2022

Dr. Ron Williams

Ronald C.Williams, Ph.D.

Commencement 2022

Grand Marshal 

Ronald C. Williams, Ph.D., 
will be the Grand Marshal for Coppin State  University’s 122nd Commencement.  The Grand Marshal is a distinguished faculty member, appointed by the University President. Dr. Williams is a committed member of our Coppin State University faculty, a published scholar, and an innovative force in our community.
Dr. Williams, who joined Coppin State University in 1996, is an Assistant Professor of Management at the Coppin State University College of Business. Dr. Williams is Founding Director of our Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship and served as interim dean from 2013-2017.
This year he has led the Economic Inclusion Conference at Coppin, and organized the 2022 Economic Empowerment Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.
Dr. Williams has served as a teacher and mentor to many students during his decades as a member of Coppin State University’s faculty. As Grand Marshal, he will carry the mace and help me lead the processional march of graduates, faculty, and platform guests. This is a fitting honor for someone who works, tirelessly, to enrich the lives of those here at Coppin State University, as well as groups and individuals in the Greater Baltimore community.
Dr. Williams holds a Ph.D. in management and organization, from George Washington University, with concentrations in organization behavior & development and the management of science, technology, & innovation; a master’s degree in human resource development from Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland; and a bachelor’s degree with majors in psychology, social science, and education from the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida. He also serves on the AAAS HBCU Making & Innovation Advisory Board, the Open Works Board of Directors, and as President and Chair of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.
Thank you, Dr. Williams, for your service, and congratulations!

Join Us for Commencement 2022

Commencement will be held May 20, 2022 at 10 a.m. This year’s ceremony will be held on the Physical Education Complex (PEC) Soccer Field. You can find more information about commencement and joining the Coppin State University Alumni network:

President Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D. during Commencement 2021

CSU Highlights

Miss Coppin Desire Jones

Desiré Jones (’22)

Miss Coppin Receives

Top 100 Women Scholarship

Reigning Miss Coppin Desiré Jones (’22) will receive the Maryland Daily Record Top 100 Women Scholarship.
Desiré Jones is a Health Science major here at Coppin State University who excels academically, and works to help other students succeed. She is an English tutor, as well as mentor for the Project Hope program to help improve graduation rates for other CSU students. In her free time, Desiré also volunteers in Baltimore City Public Schools and in her hometown of Sicklerville, New Jersey.
In her role as Miss Coppin, Desiré Jones is a model ambassador and advocate for Coppin State University and we are very proud of her and her accomplishments.
Desiré will accept her scholarship May 9th during a ceremony at the Samuel Riggs Center at the University of Maryland, College Park. She will also be profiled in the May 10th edition of the Maryland Daily Record.
Dr. Dionne Curbeam, Deputy Chief Information Officer for IT Development and Innovations, and Dr. Beverly O’Bryant, Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences will also be honored on May 9 as two of the Top 100 Women in Maryland by the Daily Record.
Economic Empowerment Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

Coppin State University to Host Gubernatorial Candidate Forum

April 26, 2022 Coppin State University will host its Economic Empowerment Gubernatorial Candidate Forum. Candidates vying to become the next Governor of Maryland will discuss their views on issues related to education, health care, housing, income and poverty, social justice, public safety, transportation, and the environment.

Confirmed candidates:
  • Rushern Baker
  • Jon Baron
  • Peter Franchot
  • Doug Gansler
  • Wes Moore
  • Jerome Segal
  • Tom Perez

The forum will be moderated by Kelly Swoope from WMAR 2 News. 

What: Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Forum
Where: Coppin State University
James Weldon Johnson Auditorium
2500 West North Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21216 (Map)
When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Register to Attend

Find more information about voter registration, primary and general election dates, as well as the candidates by visiting the Maryland State Board of Elections website.

Private Donor Awards

Apply for Private Donor Awards 

and Scholarships

Here at Coppin State University, we are deeply committed to student success. We seek to increase access to opportunities and remove barriers that could prevent students from obtaining their degree. The Private Donor Award Program helps lessen the financial burden on students to increase student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates. Assistance is available to students who demonste academic achievement and financial need, thanks to our generous donors who support the Coppin State University Development Foundation.  Students are eligible if they are:
  • Currently Enrolled undergraduate or graduate students
  • Part-time or full-time status
  • Seeking a degree
  • Maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.2
Questions? Email:
Deadline: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Apply for Private Donor Awards and Scholarships
Economic Inclusion Conference Apri l 28 - 29

Economic Inclusion Conference at Coppin

Register today for the Economic Inclusion Conference at Coppin
April 28- April 29, 2022. The conference is organized by the Coppin State University College of Business Center for Strategic Entrepreneurship and focused on addressing barriers to economic inclusion across business sectors.
Register to Attend

West North Avenue Development Authority Meeting 

The West North Avenue Development Authority meets virtually on the fourth Tuesday of every month. The next meeting is set for Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at 1 p.m.
The first hour will be open to the public, with closed session beginning at 2 p.m. Questions should be directed to
Press/media inquiries should be directed to Chad Williams, Executive Director of the West North Avenue Development Authority at

PNC Mobile Banking

PNC Mobile Banking Unit Returns

Financial Literacy Month continues with the return of the PNC Mobile Branch and Financial Literacy Lab on April 26, 2022 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.