Eke Appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

ekepicLincoln University of Pennsylvania has announced the appointment of Dr. Kenoye K. Eke, Sr., to the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.  Dr. Eke will join the University on September 17, 2012.

Dr. Eke earned his B.A. from Alabama A & M University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Atlanta University, now Clark Atlanta University. He has also had post-doctoral experiences at Harvard University, MIT and University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has more than 17 years of experience as a university professor having been granted the rank of Full Professor with tenure in 1992.  Dr. Eke has taught courses in American politics, international affairs, and public policy.  He has authored several books, articles and chapters.

He also has more than 12 years of experience as a senior level administrator.  He is the former Provost and Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Cheyney University, served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Operating Officer at Kentucky State University, and was Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs at California State University, Monterey Bay.  Also, Dr. Eke has served as Director of International Affairs and Technology Transfer and Founding Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Savannah State University.  He was also an American Council Education Fellow, having served in the Office of the Chancellor at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and shadowed the Chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

Within the past ten years, Dr. Eke has written and received more than seven million dollars in grants and contracts, serving as the principal or co-principal investigator.  He has also been active in and throughout the Academy, serving on the executive committee of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education’s Chief Academic Officers Institute, the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee of the Association of Public and Land Grant University’s Council on Academic Affairs, the International Committee of the Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences, and the Black/Multicultural Professionals in International Education with the NAFSA Association of International Educators.  Dr. Eke has also served as a consultant to the Government of Liberia, Educational Testing Service, Florida Endowment for the Humanities and several Florida television stations.

The recipient of a number of citations and awards, Dr. Eke received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Black Political Scientists, was the Ja-Flo Davis Teacher of the Year when he served on the faculty at Bethune-Cookman College.  He also received the Dean’s Certificate of Academic Excellence Award as the Top Graduate from Alabama A&M University’s College of Arts & Sciences in 1980.  He is also a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, and the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.

Since January 2010, he has served as the Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Grambling State University.  “I am delighted to welcome Dr. Eke to the Lincoln University family.  I am confident that with his extensive experience in all phases of university administration as well as his familiarity with the area and our accrediting standards, he will be a great compliment to helping the faculty and me move our university to new levels of excellence,” explained President Robert Jennings.

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