Lincoln University Provost Travels to Nigeria

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Lincoln University, Pa - Lincoln University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Ramsey traveled to Enugu, Nigeria, as an invited guest of Godfrey Okoye University from July 22 – 30. 

Lincoln University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Patricia Ramsey (Left), Godfrey Okoye Vice Chancellor Rev. Dr. Christian Anieke (Center), and Bowie State University Professor Dr. George Ude (Right) during visit to Godfrey Okoye University.

The trip, which was part of Ramsey’s earlier affiliation with Bowie State University as its chairwoman of the Department of Natural Sciences and was arranged prior to her move to Lincoln on July 1, is poised to establish a formal relationship between the Nigerian institution and Lincoln University.

“The Vice Chancellor [Rev. Dr. Christian Anieke] expressed quite an interest,” said Ramsey, who explained Bowie State’s Memorandum of Understanding with the Nigerian institution, signed in 2011, has yielded student exchanges for Bowie students to conduct research there and for the Nigerian students to pursue graduate studies at Bowie.  “We’re exploring options where students at both institutions could benefit.”

She added that Lincoln’s graduate programs offered at University City may be of interest to students at the new university. 

Godfrey Okoye University, founded in 2009 with 215 students, had grown to 1200 students in three years (2012).  It is the first university owned by a Catholic Diocese in Africa and is located in southeastern Nigeria.

Ramsey, who received the invitation in December, said that Vice Chancellor Anieke and Lincoln’s President Richard Green will have a discussion once Anieke returns from travel.

In addition, she participated in a live radio roundtable on the University’s GO Uni Radio as well as addressed the University Senate, where she shared her expertise on effective university leadership .