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CCCCD Executive Vice-President Named To Board Of Baylor Hospital At Plano

CCCCD Executive Vice-President Named To Board Of Baylor Hospital At Plano

February 6, 2004 - Dr. Toni Jenkins, executive vice-president at Collin County Community College District (CCCCD), was recently appointed to the board of trustees of the new Baylor Hospital at Plano, set to open its doors December 2004.

Arthur E. "Jack" Aenchbacher, Jr., is president of Baylor Hospital at Plano, and welcomed its newest board member. "We are honored to have Dr. Jenkins, a community leader of such stature and integrity, join the board of trustees for the new Baylor Hospital at Plano," said Aenchbacher. "Dr. Jenkins is a longstanding, active member of the Plano community who shares our interest in serving Collin County through quality health care, education, research and community service."

The hospital board's first meeting was in January. Preparation of the site and construction on the new hospital began in January 2003. When finished, Baylor Hospital at Plano will ultimately be a 350,000 square-foot, eight-story facility with more than 100 beds. It will also have 12 operating rooms, three cardiac labs, endoscopy and various specialty suites ( Baylor Hospital at Plano is being built on 21 acres near the intersection of Preston Road and President George Bush Turnpike, within sight of CCCCD's Courtyard Center campus in southwest Plano.

From her office window at the college, Dr. Jenkins can see the building's giant skeleton reaching skyward. A topping-out ceremony for the first phase of construction occurred this past October.

"I'm looking forward to serving on the Baylor Hospital at Plano Board," said Dr. Jenkins. "Healthcare is one of t he fastest growing fields in the nation, and one of the most in-demand career fields for our students. I'm ready to begin working with the board and Mr. Aenchbacher to help them move forward."

Always eager to serve the community, Dr. Toni Jenkins also sits on the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board, the Allen Chamber of Commerce Board, and she spent five years on the board of the Volunteer Center of Collin County. Dr. Jenkins has been with the college since the district was formed in 1985.

CCCCD is a multi-campus district that serves more than 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines. In addition, CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. One of the college's strategic goals is to create a center of excellence in healthcare education. The center would help prepare students for jobs in the healthcare field and create more nurses, doctors and technicians to better serve patients.