Historic Salisbury director takes leave of absence
Published 12:00 am Monday, July 18, 2011
Cynthia Cole Jenkins, executive director of Historic Salisbury Foundation since March 1, is taking a leave of absence.
Historic Salisbury Foundation announced in a press release that David Post will serve as executive business manager during the interim.
Jenkins is taking the leave “to tend to some personal matters,” according to the release.
Susan Sides, president of the foundation, said the group looked forward to Jenkins’ return in a few months.
“Cynthia Jenkins has become one of Salisbury’s most popular citizens and respected advocates,” Sides said in the release. “She has immersed herself into our community and its history. In a short period of time, Cynthia has made literally hundreds of friends, has become one of Salisbury’s most knowledgeable historians, and has added an incredible richness to the mosaic that makes Salisbury the historic and wonderful city it is.”
Before moving to Salisbury to assume the leadership of Historic Salisbury Foundation, Jenkins had served as executive director of the Historic Beaufort Foundation in Beaufort and the Preservation Society of Charleston in South Carolina and as a professor in the graduate program in Historic Preservation at Clemson University and the College of Charleston.
Post, a CPA and lawyer, owns a local business and has had a range of experience in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds.