Office of The President
Welcome to the Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri, Website. As you browse through the information contained on these pages you will develop an understanding of our special Historically Black College and University (HBCU) and 1890 land-grant missions. Founded in 1866 by the enlisted men and officers of the Civil War's 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries with a purpose to educate freed slaves, Lincoln has led the way in providing quality education to all.
While remaining committed to our historic values, the university has expanded its mission to embrace the needs of a broader population reflecting varied social, economic, education and cultural backgrounds. As an 1890 land grant institution, Lincoln continues to offer excellent theoretical and applied learning experiences that prepare undergraduate and graduate students for relevant careers.
As an open enrollment university, Lincoln enthusiastically accepts all students wishing to pursue a higher education. The university provides student-centered learning in a nurturing environment, integrating teaching, research and service.
I am proud of Lincoln University and hope that those we assist will leave this historic campus prepared to serve the state, the nation and the global community.
Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr.