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Scott Jenkins serves as strategy director for Lumina Foundation. In that role, he leads development and advancement of the Foundation’s State Policy Agenda. Scott has a broad and extensive background in institutional, state, and federal policy development and execution. A few of his career highlights include serving as the education policy director to former Michigan Governor John Engler and Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, the director of external relations for Western Governors University, and as a deputy assistant secretary in the US Department of Education in the Bush administration. Scott has a BS in political science from The University of Central Florida.
Scott lives in Indianapolis when not in some other state capital and has two adult children Carsen and Jacob. He is a Fellow of the 22nd class of the Pahara - Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.