Turman named associate vice president of development

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Lincoln University recently named Kevan Turman’01, MSR ’08 associate vice president of development. He assumed his post July 1.

Kevan Turman, ’01. MSR ’08, Associate Vice President of DevelopmentTurman, 36, who served as campaign manager for the university’s Student’s First Campaign for the last year, will lead the execution of a comprehensive fundraising plan that maximizes annual giving, leadership gifts, planned giving as well as foundation and government relations.

He will also actively manage a personal portfolio of major gift prospects to secure significant philanthropic gifts for the university’s top fundraising priorities.

Previously, he served as special assistant to the president and was the director of development at Grambling University in Grambling, Louisiana before returning to Lincoln in 2012. He also held prior positions as director of the annual fund at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, associate director of alumni clubs and young alumni programs at the University of Delaware and director of alumni relations at Lincoln.


Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Langston Hughes, the noted poet; Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST president of Ghana; Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST president of Nigeria and a myriad of others.



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.