LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – Dr. Robert R. Jennings, the 13th President of The Lincoln University has been elected to the Encore Series, Inc.,/The Philly POPS Board of Directors. Dr. Jennings was unanimously elected as a member at the January 20, 2014 meeting.
Since his arrival at Lincoln in January 2012, Dr. Jennings has become extremely active in civic and community affairs. A member of the association board of the Brandywine YMCA Board of Directors, the Chester County Economic Development Council, the Oxford Main Street Board, and the Chester County Business and Industry Chamber, Dr. Jennings also holds membership on several national boards. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Black Family Preservation Group, Inc., Member of the Board of Advisors of University of the People, and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.
Entering its 35th year, The Philly POPS is in its first season under the music direction of Michael Krajewski, following Peter Nero, the founding music director of The POPS. Presented by Encore Series, Inc., The Philly POPS is a founding resident company of The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and it is an orchestra that performs a wide variety of musical genres in entertaining its audiences. The Philly POPS orchestra boasts a blend of talented musicians from the musically rich Philadelphia region and is presented in Verizon Hall at The casino online Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street in Philadelphia and around the Tri-State region.
EDITOR’S NOTE: ‘THE LINCOLN UNIVERSITY’ IS NOW THE OFFICIAL NAME FOR THE INSTITUTION FORMERLY REFERRED TO AS ‘LINCOLN UNIVERSITY’ OR ‘LINCOLN UNIVERSITY OF PA’ AND SHOULD BE ADHERED TO IN ALL REFERENCES.
Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The 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, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation 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, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST President of Nigeria and a myriad of others.