Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall inclusion in America’s 11 Most Endangered Places 2016

  • Posted in All University
  • Category: Campus News

Statement of Richard Green, interim president of Lincoln University on Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall inclusion in America’s 11 Most Endangered Places 2016

As the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College & University, Lincoln University has respect and a great appreciation for its history, culture and traditions.

The recent inclusion of the University’s Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall in the National Trust for Historic Preservation America’s 11 Most Endangered Places 2016 is appreciated and speaks to the larger conversation of the importance of HBCUs as a whole. However, the state-funded redevelopment of this building as a new welcome center had been publicly designated and authorized almost 20 years ago. We engaged architects and planners who informed the University that due to the current state of the building the most appropriate and cost effective course of action, given the University’s plans for the use of the building would be to create a new facility.

Additionally, the University is currently reviewing and evaluating the condition and usage of other older buildings on campus. Among them, Amos Hall, built in 1902, which will be renovated to house the university’s new Museum Studies program in collaboration with the Barnes Foundation.

Lincoln University is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce.