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Colonel William E. Jenkinson, III

Photo:  Colonel William E. Jenkinson, IIIBackground
Senior partner at Jenkinson, Jarrett & Kellahan, PA, with more than 42 years of trial experience in state and federal courts, he provides complex problem solving in a personable and persuasive manner. A detail-oriented communicator, Colonel Jenkinson possesses diplomacy that allows for assertiveness while maintaining an open line of communication. His service on numerous and diverse corporate boards, including 18 years on The Citadel Board of Visitors, makes him an asset, not only from his experience, but also from his historical institutional knowledge of The Citadel. Colonel Jenkinson is a third generation Citadel graduate and his son Will is Class of 1999.

Board Service

  • Board of Visitors, Member, 1992 to 2010
  • Board of Visitors, Chair, 2002 to 2006
  • Board of Visitors, Vice Chair, 1997 to 2000
  • Board of Visitors, Emeritus Member, 2012 to present

Citadel Activities and Affiliations

  • The Citadel Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Brigadier Foundation, General’s Club
  • The Citadel Foundation
  • Summerall Society
  • Order of the Tartan
  • Executive Committee, 2002 to 2006
  • Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi
  • Pee Dee Area Citadel Club
  • Class of 1968, Proud Member
  • Graduate School Commencement Speaker, 2005

Other Board Affiliations and Community Service

  • Williamsburg County Development Corporation, Board Secretary
  • Williamsburg Historical Society, Board Secretary
  • Williamsburg Regional Hospital, General Counsel, Ex-Officio Board Member
  • Felician Center, Inc., Board Member
  • Kingstree Lions Club
  • African-American Historical Alliance, Co-Chair


  • B.A., Political Science, The Citadel, 1968
  • Juris Doctorate, University of South Carolina School of Law, 1971
  • Doctorate of Education, Honorary Degree Recipient, The Citadel 2012


  • Kingstree United Methodist Church
  • Pastor-Parish-Staff Relations Committee, Chair
  • Development Committee, Chair
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