Quinn Roderick Jenkins was born in Terrell, TX. He attended Prairie A&M University where he received a Bachelors in Architecture and a Masters in Community Development. He began his career in architecture in traditional architectural settings. He found his strength in service, devoting over 20 years of his career as a owners representative, first with the Johnson Space Center, Dallas County Community College System and University of Houston System. In 2006, he returned to his beloved alma mater, PVAMU to serve as a project manager in the facilities. His spirit and dedication to PV lead the university to promote him to Director of Facilities where he oversaw the operations of the university’s growing athletics complex.
Quinn’s interests were diverse. He was a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the National Organization of Minority Architects. And true to his energetic spirit, it was no surprise to see him dancing on the basketball court in Dallas as a Mavs ManiAAC where fans knew him as SinQue.
Quinn was an outstanding person with a kind heart and positive spirit. Friends knew him as a source of positivity, unmatched support and loyalty. One of the first things he did when he moved to Houston in 2006 was join the newly founded chapter local of the NOMA and got to work helping to build and support the chapter and student members at UH and PVAMU.
Described by a friend as “Always happy, always the encourager. The world is less wonderful without you in it.” Truer words have never been spoken. Quinn will be sorely missed by his NOMA family.