Wanda Lessane Jenkins has served as the lead attorney for Fayetteville State University since 1994. She began her profession career as a business manager at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Later Wanda assumed a similar position at North Carolina State University (NCSU). While at NCSU, she joined the Office of Legal Affairs as the Associate University Counsel. She served in that position until she became University Legal Counsel at Fayetteville State University. She briefly returned to NCSU before rejoining FSU as its lead attorney.
Wanda received a B.B.A. in Accounting, an M.B.A. and a J.D. from Howard University. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the North Carolina Bar Association and the National Association of College and University Attorneys.