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Pres. Robert R. Jennings

President Robert R. Jennings, Ed.D.

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Dr. Robert R. Jennings

Robert R. Jennings became the thirteenth President of Lincoln University on January 2, 2012. Dr. Jennings brings with him many years of experience in strategic planning, operational and financial management, program and policy development, fundraising, research (grants/contracts) development/management, and student affairs. His career in higher education includes serving as the tenth President of Alabama A&M University as well as serving in various executive-level positions at Wake Forest University, North Carolina A&T State University, Albany State University, Norfolk State University and Atlanta University. In addition to his extensive record of service and accomplishment in higher education, Dr. Jennings has served as a Loaned Executive to the Reagan administration and was assigned to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he has served as an evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Services, the U.S. Department of Treasury and was a Lead Trainer for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Dr. Jennings is a dissertation advisor for educational and public administration majors at the Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the owner of Gems Loving Care, personal care homes that cater to the elderly in metro-Atlanta. Since 1985, he has traveled and/or studied in more than 35 foreign countries. In 1999, he served as a consultant to the U.S. Department of State, where he trained the Rector and his staff in the areas of strategic planning and external relations at the University of Niamey in Niger, Africa. In 2001, Dr. Jennings was tapped by the Government of Rwanda and served as a consultant to the Kigali Institute of Science, Technology and Management. Currently, he is Chief Consultant to the Macon County School System in Oglethorpe, Georgia and is Chief Facilitator on a Kellogg Grant to strengthen race relations in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has also served as a consultant to the Garrett Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois.

Active in both his community and his profession, Dr. Jennings held a five-year term as chairman of the NAACP Education Legal Advisory Board, served a five-year term on the Board of Directors of the University of Virginia’s Council on Minority Research in Special Education, and completed a three-year term as a charter member of the Commission on Philanthropy for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. A former member of the Board of Trustees of Atlanta University, Southwestern Christian College and Leadership Foundation of Atlanta, he completed a four-year term on the Joint Commission on Faculty Accountability for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of Girl Scouts, Inc.

The recipient of more than 30 major citations and awards, he was selected as a Regional Finalist for a White House Fellowship. He is listed in several major publications including Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Outstanding Young Men of America, Outstanding Personalities of the South, International Register of Profiles, Who’s Who Among Black Americans, Who’s Who Among Special Educators, Who’s Who in the South and the International Directory of Distinguished Leaders.

In great demand as a speaker and trainer, Dr. Jennings has published articles in several scholarly journals; served as a columnist for Minority Health Today and edited a book on the State of Black Men in America in 1994.

Dr. Jennings is a graduate of Morehouse College where he received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Atlanta University where he received the Masters degree in Educational Psychology/Elementary Education, a Specialist degree in Interrelated Learning and a Doctor of Education degree in Administration and Policy Studies. He also holds Masters Certification in Adult Basic Education from the University of Georgia and Masters Certification in Curriculum and Instruction and Gifted Education from Georgia State University. He has studied as a Charles Merrill Fellow at the University of Ghana in West Africa, as a Fulbright Fellow in Recife, Brazil and as an Oxford Roundtable Scholar in Oxford, England.



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