Lincoln University and Princeton meet to discuss expanding relationship

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – In December, Lincoln University welcomed senior administrative leaders from Princeton University to Lincoln’s main campus to discuss expanding the ongoing relationship between the two universities.

Kevin Hudson, Shawn Maxam, and Renita Miller of Princeton University take notes during the December 12 meeting with president Brenda A. Allen and provost Patricia Ramsey.

At the onset of Princeton’s daylong visit to campus, members from Princeton’s graduate school and provost’s office were greeted by President Brenda A. Allen and Provost Patricia Ramsey.

Their discussions included exploring opportunities for student research and internship programs for students on both campuses.

Throughout the day, the group met with Lincoln faculty members and department chairs to discuss how both universities could collaborate on faculty development, research, and faculty engagement.

The strengthening of ties between Lincoln and Princeton advances Lincoln’s new strategic plan, which calls for partnerships that enhance the education and professional development of students.

President Brenda A. Allen hears from Princeton administrative leaders during their December 12, meeting at Lincoln’s Wellness Center Conference Room.

Lincoln’s relationship with Princeton dates back to the early years of the 19th century when Lincoln was colloquially known as the “Black Princeton” because of its Princeton-educated faculty, as noted in Wayne J. Urban’s biographical novel “Black Scholar: Horace Mann Bond, 1904-1972.”

In October, faculty and students from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, hosted Dr. David Gabai, chair of the Department of Mathematics at Princeton, to discuss synergies between the two math departments. During his visit to Lincoln, Gabai gave a presentation to the math department on topology and knot theory before discussing research occurring in his undergraduate and graduate courses.

Provost Patricia Ramsey and Princeton University Assistant Provost Aly Kassam-Remtulla, share a light-hearted moment during the meeting.

In July, members of the Lincoln community traveled to the Princeton University Library to launch a new archival research program. The program, Archives, Research, and Collaborative History, also known as ARCH, was launched alongside five HBCUs from around the country.   

For more information about Lincoln’s commitment to building strategic relationships, visit the strategic plan website


Article and photos by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University, located in Chester County, PA, is a premier, historically Black university that combines the best elements of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of those 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 (chemistry and physics); computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has an enrollment of 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students.