The board of trustees of Lincoln University, the historically Black educational institution in Pennsylvania, has named Brenda Allen as the fourteenth president of the university. According to the latest U.S. Department of Education data, Lincoln University enrolls about 1,700 undergraduate students and 200 graduate students. African Americans make up 86 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Allen has been serving as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She is the former associate provost for institutional diversity at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Earlier, she taught at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.
A graduate of Lincoln University, Dr. Allen holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from Howard University in Washington, D.C.