Institutional Advancement

The Division of Institutional Advancement is the fundraising, marketing, and external relations arm of Lincoln University. It supports the university's goals and objectives in several ways: provides quality marketing materials that enhance the institution's brand image; responds in a timely manner to requests for information from the media and the general public; maintains a vibrant and robust website; forges partnerships with corporate and civic organizations; solicits, records and stewards gifts and grants; maintains relationships with the university's alumni and friends.

Institutional Advancement oversees the following areas:


Phone: 484-365-7440
Fax: 484-365-8067
Office Address: Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall First Floor

Ava Willis-Barksdale

Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the Lincoln University Foundation
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Room 104

Shari R. Burruss

Shari R. Burruss, CRE
Executive Assistant, Division of Institutional Advancement
Azikiwe-Nkrumah Hall Room 102