Scott Jenkins serves as strategy director for Lumina Foundation. In that role, he leads development, advancement, and adoption 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 and a MS in Higher Education from Purdue University. He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Illinois State University. Scott is married to Dr. Natasha Jankowski Ph.D and lives in Illinois. Scott has two adult children Carsen and Jacob and a stepson Walker.