Dr. Brenda A. Allen, president of Lincoln University

(WEST CHESTER, PA) – Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen will address the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Roundtable on January 26 at 6 p.m.

President Allen will share how she leads through a crisis and the ability to persist. Attendees will have time to engage with each other in several breakout sessions.

As Lincoln University’s 14th president, Allen has been aggressively implementing a strategic plan designed to ensure Lincoln’s place among great liberal arts institutions. The plan builds upon the university’s strong legacy of using the liberal arts as the vehicle for producing world leaders who are globally engaged and committed to social justice.

The GWCC Women’s Roundtable Series, sponsored by Miles Financial Management, Inc., connects attendees with extraordinary female speakers from the Greater West Chester regions and presents unique networking for professional women.

“Dr. Allen is an inspiring woman that has faced man challenges in her life head-on, and I, as well as many other, am eager to learn from her experiences,” said Melissa Hawes, Founder of Miles Financial Management, Inc. “We are happy to sponsor such a great and well-rounded series as the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Roundtable.”

The Women’s Roundtable event is open to members and non-members; registration is required. Registration is $10 for Greater West Chester Chamber of Commence members and $20 for non-member. Those who want to attend but can’t afford to may select the complimentary ticket option.

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“The chamber is proud to feature Dr. Allen as this month’s Women’s Roundtable speaker,” said Dave Fairman, interim President of GWCC. “Her inspirational story will certainly resonate with our guest.”

Earlier this month, President Allen was named one of The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2021 by the HBCU Campaign Fund. Allen was selected for her prominent and influential role in leadership and effectiveness in moving an institution forward.

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About Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce
The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commence (GWCC) is a membership-based not-for-profit business organization, centrally located in the heart of Chester County, PA. GWCC is devoted to serving businesses, entrepreneurs, and consumers in the greater West Chester region by providing advocacy, resources, and opportunities to its member and the community. For more information, visit https://greaterwestchester.com.

President Brenda A. Allen

(LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA) – Lincoln University President Brenda A. Allen has been chosen as one of Philadelphia’s most influential African American leaders.

Annually the Philadelphia Tribune acknowledges African American Leaders in the region for outstanding commitment in the community.

The honor comes just as Allen completed her first three years as Lincoln University’s 14th president, where she has been aggressively implementing a strategic plan designed to ensure Lincoln’s place among great liberal arts institutions, according to the University.

The Philadelphia Tribune will host the virtual awards celebration at noon on November 10. The event is free and open to the public. Guest must register by November 10 at p2p.events/tribunemostinfluential.

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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University Board of Trustees unanimously approved a new 5-year employment contract for President Brenda A. Allen.

Chairlady Theresa R. Braswell ’84 (left) and President Brenda A. Allen sign the president’s new 5-year employment contract at the Board of Trustees meeting on September 19, 2020.

“I am committed to united leadership and collaboration with Dr. Allen,” said Theresa R. Braswell, Board Chairlady (’84). “The board is eager to work with Dr. Allen to advance the legacy and support the mission of the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College & University.”

“The board is pleased with the direction of Lincoln and credits the recent successes of the University to Dr. Allen’s leadership and the team she has assembled. In the past three years, with her vision, leadership, and tireless devotion, the Lincoln community has experienced renewed energy.”

Since Allen became the 14th president in 2017, she has focused the University’s resources on student success by reinvesting in Lincoln’s roots as a world-class liberal arts institution.

“I am confident that the administration and the board are more aligned in our vision for the future because of discussions during the past three months,” said Allen. “By working together with the board, we will lead this institution through this unprecedented time and emerge more resilient and ready for the next 167 years. We have developed a clear strategy for reimagine the legacy of Lincoln. Now let’s keep moving forward.”

Allen led a concerted, multifaceted effort to build upon the University’s strong legacy of producing world leaders, its global engagement, and its commitment to social justice. She implemented a new, comprehensive strategic plan, Reimaging the Legacy: Learn.Liberate.Lead., and completed a comprehensive, University-wide restructuring to implement the strategic plan. Her leadership during a self-study that culminated in the 10-year reaccreditation of the University by the Middle State Commission on Higher Education. For two straight years, the University has been ranked as a top 20 HBCU by U.S. News & World Report.

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About Lincoln University
Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world. Lincoln offers a rigorous liberal arts educations to a diverse student body of approximately 2,200 men and women in more than 35 undergraduate and graduate programs.for more information, visit www.lincoln.edu.