Lincoln University President Dr. Robert R. Jennings’s article on “Sustaining The Future of HBCUs” was featured In today’s online version of Diverse Issues in Higher Education Magazine.
As the president of the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, Dr. Jennings outlined the challenges he and other leaders of HBCUs face to ensure their continued viability and stability.
“Regardless, HBCUs play a major role in our nation’s history and economy, ensuring America has a diverse, well-trained workforce,” Dr Jennings wrote. “Thus, it is imperative that their futures be sustained. This can only be accomplished if Congress increases its level of support to colleges and universities, especially HBCUs, and alumni give at higher levels. Business and industry must also recognize that these institutions play a viable role in supplying a literate citizenry who often becomes their workforce. Finally, all Americans must understand that we are losing our competitive edge and that HBCUs, like Lincoln, need support to meet the challenges ahead because, in all likelihood, the recession and its residuals are not over.”
Please visit http://diverseeducation.com/article/50503/ for the article text.
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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