Dr. Kenoye K. Eke, Sr. is Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Development at Jarvis Christian College. He brings with him a long record of innovation and success in implementing positive change in the different capacities in which he has served at universities across the United States. Prior to coming to Jarvis, he served as Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, and as Visiting Professor of Political Science at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. His non-academic affairs roles includes service as Interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Grambling State University and as Director of The Spectrum Initiative at the American Council on Education in Washington, DC.
Formerly, Dr. Eke served as Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. And he was Vice President for Academic Affairs at Kentucky State University where he had previously served as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Chief Academic Administrator, and as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs & Acting Dean of the College of Professional Studies. Prior to his service at Kentucky State, Dr. Eke served as Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs at California State University Monterey Bay. He was also a Dean and Full Professor of Political Science at Savannah State University.
He received the Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University) and the B.A. in Political Science, with highest honors, from Alabama A&M University. Dr. Eke has the Institute for Educational Management Certificate (2000) and the Management Development Program Certificate from Harvard University ’s Graduate School of Education. He has done other post-doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin.
Furthermore, Dr. Eke has served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow; a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Postsecondary and Higher Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; a Pew Faculty Fellow in International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University; and a Research Fellow at the University of Florida’s Center for African Studies. His awards include a Distinguished Service Award by the National Council of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), and the Ja-Flo Davis Teacher of the Year at Bethune-Cookman University.
Moreover, Dr. Eke has addressed distinguished higher education audiences such as the ACE Council of Fellows, the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Council of 1890 Presidents, and the Inter-University Council of East Africa Conference, to name a few.