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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University President Dr. Brenda A. Allen has been named one of the Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2021 by the HBCU Campaign Fund.
"Dr. Allen has provided numerous years of strategic vision, exceptional leadership, tireless devotion, and outstanding commitment to the Lincoln University community as its 14th president,” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., founder, president, and CEO at HBCU Campaign Fund. She continues to robustly advance the mission of the nation's first degree-granting HBCU.”
"Recently honored among Philadelphia's Most Influential African American Leaders, she is a most treasured leader by many, including myself. Therefore, we are so proud to recognize Dr. Allen with such a prestigious honor as one of the Ten Most Dominant Leaders of 2021."
As Lincoln University’s 14th president, Allen has been aggressively implementing a strategic plan designed to ensure Lincoln’s place among great liberal arts institutions. The plan builds upon the University’s strong legacy of using the liberal arts as the vehicle for producing world leaders who are globally engaged and committed to social justice.
The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders award is a national recognition ranking that was started by the HBCU Campaign Fund, a non-profit that advocates for historically black colleges and universities and Minority-Serving Institutions.
In the award announcement, the HBCU Campaign Fund read in part, “The dynamics of higher education in America today are driving the demand for a new set of skills and capabilities for tomorrow leaders. Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions provide a high-quality education to low-income, first-generation, and academically underprepared students.”
Johnson said the leaders have “proven their responsibilities for shaping policies, changing perspectives, and making decisions that affect millions of individuals in the higher education space, and the daily needs of what an HBCU or Minority-Serving Institutions contributes.”
This is the fourth group of chancellors and presidents to be recognized for their current service at an HBCU or MSI. Winners are selected because of their prominent and influential role in leadership and effectively moving an institution forward.
About Lincoln University
Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts education to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate graduate programs. For more information, visit www.lincoln.edu.
About the HBCU Campaign Fund
The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) was founded in 2012 and is a non-profit educational organization that remains a strong advocate for students and higher education. The mission of HCF is to support the significance and raise funds for scholarships, programs, and for private and public HBCUs and MSIs. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.