Lion - Fall 2019 - From Harrisburg To Philadelphia, Lincoln University Makes Its Case

Lion - Fall 2019 - From Harrisburg To Philadelphia, Lincoln University Makes Its Case

By Seitu Stephens, JD ’00

As one of four of Pennsylvania state-related universities, Lincoln University focuses on maintaining strong relations with both government agencies and officials and the students and communities that we serve. Since the beginning of spring, the Office of Community & Government Relations has arranged a number of events that have allowed the University to strengthen its relationships with legislators and enhance student recognition and opportunities.


Accompanied by several Lincoln lionesses, on March 29 President Brenda A. Allen visited Philadelphia’s City Hall to engage in a candid conversation regarding the role of women of color in positions of power and influence with Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez. Dr. Allen also was a featured guest of the City of Philadelphia’s Leadership Spotlight Series, which highlights women of color who are having an impact in the city.


On May 1, the University hosted its inaugural Lincoln University Day in Harrisburg. President Allen, members of her executive team, and student leaders engaged with elected officials. Allen was recognized on the floor of the state House of Representatives thanks to our host, State Rep. John Lawrence, who represents portions of Chester and Lancaster counties. Additionally, thanks to State Rep. Stephen Kinsey, a Philadelphian who chairs the Pennsylvania Black Caucus, Allen addressed caucus members regarding the need for an equitable funding formula for the University’s state appropriations.  


One July 9, the University hosted the steering committee of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s Route 1 Economic Development Initiative. This committee’s goal is to improve the livelihood and industry along the Route 1 corridor.