The 2018-2019 academic year was filled with several outstanding accomplishments as the University began to realize positive outcomes from its strategic endeavors. Lincoln students are more engaged, both inside and outside of the classroom, while the faculty members have made many strides in their research and teaching.
The 2017-2018 Annual Report is a bridge between two strategic plans. It showcases how the University has built on the successes of the previous “Advancing the Legacy of Excellence 2013-2018 Strategic Plan,” revised April 2016, with the strategic plan launched in 2018, “Reimagining the Legacy: Learn. Liberate. Lead.”
This 2016-2017 Annual Report reflects the work of Lincoln University’s administration, faculty, and staff under the leadership of Interim President Richard Green. Thanks to his leadership, the University accomplished its 2016-2017 goals and affirmed several important partnerships.
Greetings from the picturesque campus of Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania. I am pleased to report that the academic year commenced with the welcoming of the largest class of new students in the past several years, with 1,901 students in fall 2015 compared to the 1,750 students in the fall 2014.
Early in the academic year, Lincoln University faced an unexpected change in its presidency in November 2014. Despite the transition, the faculty, staff, students and alumni remained focused on the mission and vision of this historic university. Lincoln celebrated its 156th Commencement in May at which 361 students graduated many of whom will make their mark on the communities where they will live and work.
The 2013-14 academic year was one of success and new beginnings! The University celebrated 160 years of excellence as the first degree-granting institution for persons of African descent in the nation. We were guided in our efforts by the priorities of the University’s Strategic Plan which was updated in April 2013. The plan includes five overarching goals, each of which builds on our existing strengths, and outlines strategies for promoting excellence in teaching, research and service. This Annual Report describes some of the work done during the academic year towards achieving those goals.
Among the important activities engaged this year was a series of retreats that involved every faculty member and all key staff of the University, which led to updating our strategic plan. This exercise resulted in a sharper focus for our University over the next five years. We also conducted program reviews for every academic program, strengthened the assessment systems and processes and improved the student affairs programs we offer.
This report describes some of the achievements made during the 2011-12 academic year. It demonstrates our value and worth as a quality higher educational institution. More so, it points to the fact that we are one of the great citadels of learning for an institution of
our size and stature.
Lincoln University attracts students from around the globe as well as from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States for our world-class education. At Lincoln, we prepare our youth to live and compete successfully in this highly technological society. In essence, Lincoln University provides students with a Global Education for a Global Society. This is evident and is the common theme among the many important accomplishments, activities and events for Lincoln during our 2007-2008 fiscal and academic year.
Lincoln University enjoyed another successful year in 2006-07. Presented in this publication are clear indicators of our commitment to achieve excellence in all that we do to produce graduates with the potential to make a difference in their communities.