Lincoln University of Pennsylvania — President

The Board of Trustees of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania invites applications and nominations for the position of President. Founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, Lincoln University offers undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and graduate programs in human services, reading, education, mathematics, and administration. The main campus is located on 422 acres near the town of Oxford, Pennsylvania and situated 45 miles southwest of Philadelphia, 15 miles northwest of Newark, Delaware, 25 miles west of Wilmington, Delaware, and 55 miles north of Baltimore, Maryland. In addition to the main campus, Lincoln also serves students in Center City Philadelphia and Coatesville, PA. Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Lincoln currently enrolls approximately 2,200 students and is one of the largest employers in southern Chester County with 316 full-time and 148 part-time employees, the majority of whom are Pennsylvania residents.

Lincoln seeks an innovative, decisive, strategic, and energetic leader with a deep commitment to the value and importance of higher education, who will embrace the history and legacy of Lincoln while leading the university’s growth, strengthening its academic offerings, and assuring its financial stability. The president will create a campus climate that acquires, develops, and retains exceptional talent; embraces student involvement, access, interaction and success; fosters high levels of morale and engagement; promotes respectful and effective working relationships; prioritizes a high quality service culture; and cultivates an environment that encourages academic excellence and success.

Ideally, the president will be a goal-oriented leader who displays an integrative leadership style and possesses strong conceptual, strategic, communication, financial and business acumen; analytical and synthesizing skills, and first-hand experience in leading and managing a complex organization. Proven financial, strategic planning and implementation skills are required. A terminal degree or professional leadership achievements that demonstrate preparedness to lead an institution of higher learning are required. Other requirements include a demonstrated ability to relate well to others, an inclusive and collaborative management style, experience building a strong leadership team, and a proven track record of success in building and cultivating financial support through fundraising and other strategies for revenue growth. Experience working within a collective bargaining environment is desirable.

Nominations and applications (including cover letter, CV, and a list of five references) may be sent electronically to and should be received by February 17, 2017 to be given fullest consideration. For further information, please contact:

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director
Euris E. Belle, Managing Director
Nancy Helfman, Vice President and Senior Associate
Diversified Search
2005 Market Street, Suite 3300, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel: 215-656-3579

Additional information about Lincoln University can be found at