The New President of Lincoln University

The board of trustees of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania has chosen Robert R. Jennings as the historically black college’s 13th president. In January, Dr. Jennings will replace Ivory V. Nelson who has led Lincoln since 1999.

Dr. Jennings has been serving an administrator for Gems Inc. in Union City, Georgia, which operates learning academies in two states. From 2005 to 2008, Dr. Jennings was president of Alabama A&M University. He has also held administrative posts at Wake Forest University and North Carolina A&T State University.

In a message to the Lincoln University community after his selection Dr. Jennings stated, “I have prayed and asked God to grant me the wisdom and strength to lead the University to new levels of excellence. I know that with his guidance and your help, we will move the institution forward in ways for which we all will be proud.”

Dr. Jennings is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in higher education administration from Atlanta University.

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  1. That is EXACTLY what I said when I discovered this news. Lincoln University has so much great promise and it would be sad to see it go away because of a “leader”.

  2. Dr. Jennings,
    Congratulations on your election as President of Lincoln University.

    I pray God’s continued blessings for you.

  3. This is puzzling. Lincoln, once a mighty liberal arts institution committed to cultivating the intellect, hires a leader with no intellectual credentials. How can one lead a university if they never lived a life of the mind?


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