New Master’s Degree Program at Lincoln University Will Focus on HBCU Leadership
Filed in HBCUs on April 8, 2016
Historically Black Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, announced that it will offer a new master of education degree this fall that will have a concentration in historically Black college and university leadership. The program will educate master’s degree students in higher education leadership with an emphasis on understanding the nuances and issues involved in the administration of HBCUs.
Said Sewell, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Lincoln University, stated that “the challenges that HBCUs face require administrators to not only adapt to change, but also understand the historical mission, the culture, human capital, politics, and resource that beset these institutions in the 21st century. Our main goal is to prepare individuals for leadership in shaping the future of HBCUs through generating and applying knowledge, advancing the role of HBCUs in supporting the public good, and improving institutional practice.”
Avila Hendricks, program director for the department of education at Lincoln University, added that “this program will create an extraordinary platform for professional development and innovation at HBCUs.”