The Lincoln University is pleased to announce that Valerie I. Harrison has been appointed General Counsel. She will assume the position on August 5, 2013.
Ms. Harrison comes to the institution from Arcadia University where she served as Vice President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel. Prior to this position she served for 14 years as Associate University Counsel at Temple University. She has also served as Senior Counsel at Arco Chemical Company in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, Senior Attorney at Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc., of New York, Associate in the Labor and Employment Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius of Philadelphia, PA and was a Legal Intern to the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
“We are so pleased to have Attorney Harrison join us,” said President Dr. Robert R. Jennings. “I am confident that a person of her skill, intellect and experience will assist us in strengthening the University and continuing on our path as one of the great citadels of learning in the nation and world.”
Ms. Harrison has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Race & the Law as well as Legal Issues in Communication Management at the Beasley School of Law and the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University. Active in civic and community affairs, Ms. Harrison serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia, the Art Sanctuary and is a past member of the Board of the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group. She is a member and former Trustee of Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church of Philadelphia. She has several publications to her credit and is in great demand as a speaker.
A graduate of the University of Virginia where she received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, she holds a Masters of Liberal Arts degree from Temple University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Villanova University. Ms. Harrison expects to complete a Ph. D. degree in African-American Studies at Temple University in December 2013.