Jenkins was the latest prominent leader to announce an infection Friday, a day that began with the revelation that Trump and the first lady had tested positive.
During his self-quarantine this week, Jenkins learned that a colleague with whom he had been in regular contact tested positive for the virus, according to an announcement sent to campus Friday afternoon. Jenkins was tested and found to be positive as well, so he is beginning “an extended period of isolation as indicated by University medical personnel and county health officials,” the announcement said.
In the statement to campus, Jenkins said, “My symptoms are mild and I will continue work from home. The positive test is a good reminder for me and perhaps for all of how vigilant we need to be.”
A spokeswoman for the university said they would have no further comment.
Last month, the prestigious Catholic university in Indiana switched