University Governance

Lincoln is led by President Brenda A. Allen. For more details on Lincoln's governance, please visit:

Administrative Policies

Access Lincoln’s human resources, administrative, faculty, employee and collective bargaining policies on the HR Policies page.

Administrative Offices

Lincoln’s administrative offices are crucial in supporting the operations and mission of the university. They deal with a wide range of issues including human resources, financial activities, research administration and student affairs.

A - Z list of Administrative and Academic Offices



Brenda A. Allen, Ph.D.

Chief of Staff

Diane M. Brown, MHS

Senior Advisor to the President (Interim)

Dorcas L. Colvin, Ed.D.

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Patricia Pierce Ramsey, Ph.D.

Vice President for Student Success & Dean of the College

Lenetta R. Lee, Ph.D.

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Mellissia M. Zanjani, Ph.D., CFRE


Vice President for Finance & Administration

Charles T. Gradowski, CPA

Dean of Faculty

Patricia A. Joseph, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Academic Support

Evelyn Davis-Poe, M.A.

Associate Dean of the College & Dean of Students
Frederick T. Faison, M.Ed., M.Div., Ed.D.

Associate Provost for Enrollment Management

Kimberly Taylor-Benns, Ed.D. 

Director of Athletics & Recreational Services

Harry O. Stinson III, M.S.-SA

Director of Public Safety

Marc R. Partee, M.S.

Chief Information Officer

Justin McKenzie, M.S., M.B.A.