May 23, 2008
Lincoln University Alumni Association Elects
Tracey Hunter Hayes President
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Tracey J. Hunter Hayes has been elected president
of the Alumni Association of Lincoln University (AALU) for
a term ending in 2011, adding to his long standing service
and commitment to his alma mater.
The AALU is an organization of graduates whose primary purpose
provides support to assist the university in achieving short
and long-term goals.
Hunter Hayes was named director
of the Langston Hughes Memorial Library as well as an associate
professor at Lincoln University in October. He graduated from Lincoln University with
a bachelor’s degree in philosophy in 1987 and earned
a master’s in library science from the University of
Pittsburgh in 1989.
He also has a master’s of
divinity degree in theology and ethics from the Samuel
DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
Over the years, Hunter Hayes has
served Lincoln University in other administrative positions. In
1992, he began his career at Lincoln as a special collections
librarian and assistant professor and served as director
of alumni relations from 2000 to 2002 and then again in
Hunter Hayes also has been an
assistant director of library at Kentucky State University
and Hampton University. Additionally,
he has served at two major research libraries, including
Temple University and Southern Illinois University before
becoming the director of library at McGuire Air Force Base.
He has lived in Chicago, the result of an American Library
Association Fellowship to conduct research and recruit librarians
from underrepresented groups.
A life member of AALU, Hunter Hayes has served on the Lincoln
University Board of Trustees as well as the boards of Tree
House Books and Concerned Black Men, Inc., both of Philadelphia.
Hunter Hayes has received numerous
awards from Lincoln University, including the Walter Fales
Memorial Prize in Philosophy, Distinguished Alumnus Award,
Trustee Award for Distinguished Service, Alumni Founder’s Day Award and Dr. H. Alfred
Farrell Alumni Award for Service. He is also the recipient
of the Leaders and Legends Award (2007) and the National
Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO)
Alumnus Award (2007)
Hunter Hayes has several published
articles and reports. His
most recent publication is a book review in the fall 2007
issue of The Lincoln Journal of Social and Political Thought.
In 2006, Hunter Hayes and his wife, Kathleen J. Butler Hayes,
a 1989 Lincoln University graduate, established the Langston
Hughes Memorial Library Endowment Fund to enhance services
provided to patrons of the library.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln
University is a premier, historically Black University that
combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based
undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs
to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological
and global society. The University is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln
has an enrollment of 2,423 undergraduate and graduate students.
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