December 20, 2002
Appoints Shirley Silva-Paige as Financial Aid Director
University, PA --- Shirley Silva-Paige, the former director
of financial aid for Hesser College, has been appointed
as the new director of Financial Aid for Lincoln University.
Silva-Paige, who reports directly to Dr. William B. Bynum,
Jr., vice president, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management,
has oversight and management responsibility for the staff
and operation of the Universitys Financial Aid office.
Silva-Paige ensures that the needs of Lincoln students
are met in a timely and efficient manner and that the
University meets state and federal regulatory compliances.
Prior to Lincoln, Silva-Paige had spent the majority
of her educational career with Hesser College in Manchester,
New Hampshire. As Hessers director of financial
aid from 1997-2002, Silva-Paige supervised a 12-person
staff and had oversight responsibilities for all student
financial aid programs. Silva-Paige also worked closely
with the Hesser College president to determine new college
From 1992-1997, Silva-Paige was Hessers assistant
director of financial aid. She has an associates
degree in business from Hesser College.
Founded in 1854 as the nations first Historically
Black University, Lincoln University combines the best
elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate
core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet
the needs of students 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 information sciences; and biological
and life sciences.
The U.S. Postal Service has added to the Lincoln legacy
by honoring the achievements of two of the Universitys
renowned alumniworld-acclaimed poet Langston Hughes
29, and famed civil rights attorney and U.S. Supreme
Court Justice Thurgood Marshall 30with commemorative
From April 2003 through May 2004, the University will
celebrate its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary,
with an array of campus and external events, activities
and announcements. For more information about Lincoln
University, please visit us on the Web at www.lincoln.edu.