Presidential Search

Dear Lincoln University Community,

The Presidential Search Committee is honored to have been charged by the Board of Trustees with the task of conducting the search to find the next president of Lincoln University.  We view our responsibility to recommend a finalist to the Board of Trustees with the requisite solemnity it demands.  To partner with us in this effort, we retained Diversified Search, a Philadelphia-based executive search firm.  In business for over 40 years, Diversified is the largest woman-owned retained executive search firm worldwide and has been consistently ranked in the “Top 10” retained search firms in the United States.

To date, much progress has been made.  Most notably, a survey was sent to Lincoln’s various stakeholders in December and based on the feedback we received, a Candidate Profile was developed and can be viewed on this site.  The profile will, in effect, become the selection criteria used to determine who the Search Committee will recommend to the Board of Trustees as the finalist for the presidency.  If after reading the Candidate Profile, you know of qualified individuals that should be considered, please have them contact Diversified via email at   All nominations, inquiries, or expressions of interest (cover letter, CV, and five references) should be directed electronically to Diversified, not to the Search Committee. 

The Search Committee will use this website to keep you informed on our progress.  Thank you for your prayers, support, and interest in the presidential search process.  We are confident that with all of us working together, we will identify and select the right person to lead this great university.

Hail, hail Lincoln!

Terri P. Dean 
Chair, Presidential Search Committee
Member, Lincoln University Board of Trustees