LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Marion Bernard-Amos will assume additional duties as Interim-Director of The Lincoln University – Coatesville satellite campus, which will open for registration on August 22, 2013.  Registration hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bernard-Amos, currently director of Title III Programs at the University, has extensive experience in strategic roles that have provided leadership, coordination and vision for a variety of programs.

“We are so pleased that Marion would assume this additional responsibility,” said Dr. Robert Jennings, President of The Lincoln University.  “She was involved in the first meetings we conducted with Coatesville officials when we started discussing the possibility of expanding to the area and will be an asset to help us grow and advance our vision and mission for The Lincoln University – Coatesville.”

Since joining The Lincoln University, Bernard-Amos has served as Assistant Director of Sponsored Programs and Director of Title III.  She has a distinguished track-record in higher education having served as Program Manager of the Confucius Institute, Assistant Director for Global Studies, and Program Coordinator for International Programs at the University of Delaware.  She has also served as a Project Specialist at the Union Institute, Office of Social Responsibility (Washington, DC), and an Adjunct Faculty member at Wesley College (Newcastle, DE).  She has also been a Consultant/Researcher with the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, where she developed and managed the English speaking Caribbean Initiative which focused on under-served populations.

A native of Jamaica, she has also served in several key positions including Deputy Dean at the University of the West Indies.

Bernard-Amos holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Sciences from the University of the West Indies.  She also holds a Certification in Public Policy from Harvard.


The Lincoln University, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), 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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