Bobby Jenkins, of Austin, was appointed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a six-year term by Governor Rick Perry on September 1, 2011. In September 2013, Governor Perry named Mr. Jenkins vice chair of the Board. Mr. Jenkins also serves as vice chair of the Agency Operations Committee, as interim chair of the Committee on Affordability, Accountability, and Planning and as chair of the Task Force on Graduate Health Professions.
Mr. Jenkins is president of ABC Home and Commercial Services. He is chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Caritas of Austin, Austin American Heart Association Heart Walk, and Austin Independent School District Bond Oversight Committee. He is a member of the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture Development Council, and past president of the Better Business Bureau of Central Texas, National Pest Management Association, and Texas Pest Control Association. He is also past chair of the Austin Alzheimer’s Association and Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse. Jenkins received a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University.