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January 10, 2005

Lincoln University Appoints Tracey J. Hunter Hayes as Director of Alumni Relations

Lincoln University has appointed Tracey J. Hunter Hayes, a 1987 Lincoln graduate and former University Trustee, as Director of Alumni Relations. He returns to his Alma Mater after serving in the same position from 2000 to 2002. He reports to Vice President for Development and External Relations Michael B. Hill.

“Lincoln University is pleased to have Mr. Hunter Hayes to direct Alumni Relations and further strengthen our ties to the graduates of this historic institution,” University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., said. “He has always been a staunch Lincoln supporter.”

Vice President Hill said that Hunter Hayes is expected to provide “strong organizational leadership for our alumni programs, services and chapters as he also solicits alumni support for fund-raising goals.”

Hunter Hayes, who also has served as the vice president and president of Lincoln’s Philadelphia Alumni Chapter, said that he appreciates the opportunity to represent his alma mater to other alumni.

“This is an opportunity to transform into action the vision and priorities that the University and alumni have been working toward,” Hunter Hayes said. “I have actively witnessed and participated in Lincoln’s successes and I am excited to contribute my energies to its continued great legacy.”

Hunter Hayes earned his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Lincoln in 1987, and his Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1989. In addition, he is a 2004 graduate of Virginia Union University, School of Theology -- earning a Master of Divinity degree.

He served on Lincoln’s Board of Trustees from May 2002 to December 2004. Professionally, he has been assisting the ministries of St. Paul’s Baptist, Zion Baptist, and the American Baptist Churches – USA, and has also traveled to Ghana, West Africa. He is listed in Who’s Who Among Black Americans.

During his many years of experience in librarianship, Hunter Hayes was awarded several career and leadership opportunities including a research fellowship at the American Library Association in Chicago. He also was appointed as delegate to the White House Conference on Libraries, and The International Federation of Library Associates (IFLA), in the former USSR and Istanbul, Turkey.

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