Sheila Oliver ’74 Becomes First African-American Female Speaker of N.J. Assembly

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Lincoln University, PA — Sheila Oliver, Lincoln University alumna, class of 1974, became New Jersey’s first black female assembly speaker on January 12, 2010 at a swearing-in ceremony at the Trenton War Memorial near the Statehouse.

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.