STATEMENT OF DR. ROBERT R. JENNINGS, PRESIDENT OF LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, ON PROPOSED LINCOLN UNIVERSITY COATESVILLE EXPANSION

Lincoln University hopes to open a satellite campus in the Coatesville area in March 2013 and, on Monday, will be applying for review and permission from its accrediting agency, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Unfortunately, no further information is available at this time.

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, 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. 

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