LINCOLN UNIVERSITY RE-ELECTS
VERIZON EXECUTIVE TO BOARD OF TRUSTEES
UNIVERSITY, PA ~ President Ivory V. Nelson has announced
that Verizon executive Andrea L. Custis has been re-elected
to the Lincoln University Board of Trustees. Custis’s
four-year term ends in 2011.
First elected to the Lincoln
University board in 2003, Custis is currently the vice president
for sales and marketing for Verizon Communications New Jersey
region, which provides bundled telecommunications and high-speed
Internet services to multi-dwellings nationwide.
“We are pleased that Andrea will continue to serve
on our board,” said
President Nelson. “Her insight will be invaluable to our deliberations
and strategies that will enable us to achieve excellence in all that we do
at Lincoln University.”
Custis joined Bell of Pennsylvania in 1977 as
a management trainee and advanced through position of increasing responsibility,
including director level assignments in human resources,
sales and operations.
She has received numerous awards, including
a citation from the NAACP for her tireless efforts in the African American
community. She has served on many boards of directors,
including the Urban League of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley
Child Care Council, Inroads, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
and New York Chamber of Commerce.
Custis has been recognized
as one of the 25 most influential black women in business
by the Network Journal, a minority owned business journal. She
holds a bachelor’s
degree from Morgan State University and a master’s
from Pennsylvania State University.
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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