Lincoln University Board of Trustees Elects Theresa R. Braswell ’84 Chairwoman

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. - Theresa R. Braswell ’84, a tax preparation and business service expert with more than 25 years of experience, has been elected chairwoman of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees. Braswell began a two-year term July 1.

Theresa R. Braswell ’84

Braswell was first seated as an alumni trustee in September 2014 and now serves as chair of the board’s business affairs committee.

She is a founder of Robinson Braswell Consulting Services, a tax preparation and financial services company established in 1999. Prior to launching RBC, Braswell worked for the accounting firms: KPMG; CW Amos & Company; and Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio & Associates, as well as the Internal Revenue Service as a taxpayer advocate.

Braswell earned a bachelor of science in business administration with a concentration in accounting and finance from Lincoln University and attended Concord Law School of Kaplan University.

She has been a champion and fierce advocate for Lincoln University since her graduation in 1984. She established the Lincoln Lions Chamber of Commerce. As a consultant for the University, she also solicited alumni support for the Annual Fund, Student Enhancement Fund, and other projects to help students in need of financial aid. She helped her class in fundraising during their 25th class reunion, and provided oversight management of Alumni Relations events as well as recruited, educated, and managed volunteers for alumni-driven events.

 “I am very excited to be positioned to lead the Board of Trustees into a new era of governance. It’s time to make being first really matter,” said Braswell. She plans to address five key areas during her tenure: improving administrative accountability, improving communications with all stakeholders, bringing University policies and procedures current, empowering the Board of Trustees to higher engagement, and increasing the University endowment.

“I am happy to have received a lot of great feedback and enthusiasm from all categories of our stakeholders who are ready to work and advance the business of Lincoln University.”

Braswell is affiliated with numerous civic, business, and professional organizations in Charlotte (NC), Mecklenburg County (NC), and Chester County (PA). She serves as chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners’ Small Business & Entrepreneurship Advisory Board, is an alumnus of the City of Charlotte Civic Leadership Academy, a community and political advocate for Mecklenburg County’s economic development initiatives, and past president of the MD/DC/DE chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals. She is a member of the National Society of Accountants, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Pi Chi National Sorority, Inc., and a life member of the Alumni Association of Lincoln University.