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Hopkins House Trustees Extend President's Contract

February 10, 2017 11:41 PM
At their quarterly meeting this past January, the Hopkins House board of trustees approved a 3-year extension of President J. Glenn Hopkins’ employment contract. The original contract for Hopkins, who became Hopkins House’s 7th president on April 1, 1991, was set to expire this coming June 2017. This new contract extends his employment through June 30, 2020. Hopkins is the longest serving president in the organization's 77 year history.

"J. Glenn Hopkins has done an outstanding job leading this institution over the past 26 years and we are fortunate to have him at Hopkins House," said board Chair Julie N. Jakopic. "Glenn has helped to establish Hopkins House as a thought leader in the early care and education field, attracted considerable talent to our staff and board, and vastly expanded the resources available to us in realizing our mission in service to children, youth and families."

Hopkins has a strong reputation as a community leader and advocate for children and families. He has served on the boards of the New York Urban League, Council for Opportunity in Education, and Association for Excellence & Equality in Education. He has also served locally in leadership positions for the Alexandria City Public Schools, Alexandria Early Childhood Commission, and Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission. He currently serves on the Alexandria Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission, Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations, and other community boards and committees.

He has also devoted time to private industry, having served as Board Chair of CFA Mortgage, Inc., a member of the board of Consumers for Cable Choice, and a member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commerce Bank (now United Bank).

During his tenure, Hopkins extended the organization's footprint to three campuses, one in the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Town of Herndon, increased its budget from less than $300,000 to nearly $5 million, and constructed a second building.
He also established strong institutional partnerships with local colleges, businesses, and the military; encouraged the organization's three preschool academies to undergo the rigors of earning national accreditation and Virginia quality rating; generated over $1.8 million in private contributions to fund scholarships for children of low-resourced working and military families; raised the educational qualifications and salaries of the organization's education staff; and, attracted some of the region’s most talented early care and education professionals.

"We have certainly come a long way over these past 26 years," Hopkins said. "But, we have a great deal more to accomplish and I am very appreciative of the confidence the trustees have shown in me through this contract extension. I look forward to continuing my work here at Hopkins House with our outstanding educators, staff and trustees on behalf of our young scholars and their families."