Lincoln President Meets Chinese Officials to Discuss Economic Development Opportunities

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Senior leaders at Lincoln University hope to capitalize on Chester County’s deepening relationship with Chinese officials in order to increase opportunities for partnerships on campus. 

Lincoln University Interim President Richard Green and with Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Charles Gradowski attended the Chester County China Initiative meeting at Genesis Healthcare in Kennett Square on March 21 to discuss educational partnership opportunities. 


Lincoln University Interim President Richard Green (left) along with Vice President for Fiscal Affairs Charles Gradowski (third from left) attended the Chester County China Initiative meeting at Genesis Healthcare in Kennett Square on March 21, 2017, to discuss educational partnership opportunities. Also pictured are Lan (Sophia) Bai (second from left), a former Chinese language teaching assistant at Lincoln University, and Bill Uchimoto.

“Given Lincoln’s strong history of international collaboration, we are eager to participate in this county-wide initiative to form stronger ties with Chinese companies and universities,” Green said. 

The meeting was organized by the Chester County Economic Development Corporation, a private, non-profit economic development organization that has promoted smart growth in Chester County and the surrounding region for more than 55 years. 

In the past six months, four delegations from China have visited Chester County. China ranks second in foreign visitors to Chester County. China views Pennsylvania as providing an excellent workforce option, and Chester County residents are among the best educated and the healthiest in the state.

Lincoln University has had a number of senior administrators travel to China in recent years and has hosted Chinese delegations on campus. 

Article by Shelley Mix. Photo courtesy of William Uchimoto.