Dr. Robert R. Jennings, President of Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will lead a delegation of college presidents to the Equatorial Guinea International Leadership Conference on October 16-21, 2012.
Representing the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education, Dr. Jennings and other US college presidents will be joining mayors from across the African Continent, 50 city administrators from the World Conference of Mayors, other professionals representing expertise and organizations in the areas of education, eco-tourism, cultural arts and archiving, healthcare, energy, mining and the environment for five forums representing public and private interests.
“I am honored to be joining such a prestigious body and certainly plan to use this opportunity to leverage contacts and establish networks for my university as we expand our global presence worldwide,” Dr. Jennings said. “While I am on the continent, I will also spend some time meeting with officials at the Polytechnic of Namibia, where one of our graduates serves as the President. He has arranged for me to meet with several of our alumnus and we will be reinitiating our articulation agreement for student and faculty exchanges.”
The Conference will take place at Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Sipopo Conference Center.
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first historically Black degree-granting institution, combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.