Lincoln University Board of Trustees Names Dr. Brenda Allen as Next President

Dr. Brenda Allen, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University, has been selected as the next president of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.

Lincoln University’s Board of Trustees announced at a special meeting held May 11 the selection of Dr. Brenda Allen, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University, as president of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania. Allen, who is an alumna of Lincoln University, will serve as its 14th president. She will assume the duties from Dr. Richard Green, who has served as Lincoln’s interim president since July 2015.

“The Board is confident in its selection of Dr. Allen to lead the institution at this most pivotal time in its history,” stated Kimberly Lloyd, board chairwoman. “Dr. Allen’s demonstrated leadership experiences coupled with her breadth and depth of achievements were the fundamental attributes we desired in Lincoln’s next president. We’re pleased to have unanimously approved her appointment.”

Allen departs WSSU with a legacy of achievement. Her many accomplishments include leading the revision of the curriculum, overseeing the establishment of WSSU’s first two doctoral programs, expanding undergraduate research funding, restructuring academic support to strengthen advising, creating an Office of Faculty Affairs, strengthening standards for tenure and promotion, and helping raise more than $10 million for capital projects, scholarships, and other student support. Under her leadership, the University’s retention and graduation rates rose, the number of students engaged in research and study abroad increased, and faculty became re-energized.

“Dr. Allen’s commitment to ensuring that our…

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