Lincoln University, Pa. – On Friday, nearly 200 participants gathered on campus for a stakeholder’s conference as part of President Brenda A. Allen’s strategic planning process. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the local community met in the Student Union Building to learn about the University’s current state, solicit input on strategic concepts, and share ideas on how to guide Lincoln University’s future direction.
Chairlady Theresa R. Braswell ’84 greeted those in attendance and welcomed newcomers to Lincoln University’s campus, while Dorcas Colvin facilitated the day's activities.
President of Lincoln University’s Chester County Alumni Chapter Carol Black ‘67 introduced renowned educator Judith A. W. Thomas who gave a presentation titled, "The HBCU Landscape in the 21st Century." Emmanuel Babtunde, professor, and chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice spoke about liberal arts and leadership before introducing two student speakers, Jadea Morris and Asyrra McCoggle.
Honorable Dana Redd '15, mayor of Camden, New Jersey, also spoke on leadership for the 21st century. Patricia Pierce Ramsey, provost and vice president of academic affairs, gave insight into how to define success providing strategic themes and results.
At three points during the afternoon, participants gathered in small groups to discuss strategic challenges and opportunities; mission and vision concepts; and strategic objectives.
Lincoln University’s new strategic plan will be finalized and released in 2018.
Photos of the event are now available online.
Article by Devin Bonner, Office of Communications and Public Relations