Greetings Current and New Students:
Dr. Marcus A. Chanay assumed the position of Vice President for Student Affairs on July 1, 2018. Prior to his arrival at Lincoln University of Missouri, Dr. Chanay served as Vice President for Student Services at Jarvis Christian College from 2014-2018. He also served as Dean of Students, Associate Vice President and Vice President for Student Life at Jackson State University from 2004-2014.
Dr. Chanay brings over twenty years of experience in both higher education and secondary education. He is prepared to lead the Division of Student Affairs with its centers, departments and programming aimed and prepared to serve a diverse population of students. Guided by his vision and experience, he will establish a myriad of curricular and co-curricular opportunities for students to include creating and maintaining more living-learning environments, providing clear pathways that move individuals from students to careers, utilizing shared governance processes and the development of robust community service learning initiatives.
Dr. Chanay holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; a Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision degree from Jackson State University and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University. In addition, he completed the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management. Dr. Chanay has participated in several institutes and academies which include the Council of Independent Colleges Institute for Chief Academic and Student Affairs Officers, Institute for Higher Education Policy Summer Academy, Institute for New Student Affairs Officers, Institute on Quality Enhancement and Accreditation, and the American Association for Higher Education Summer Academy.
The Division of Student Affairs is committed through its centers and departments to making a contribution to the futuristic process that will assist the University in the development and growth of a student through matriculation to: a graduate, who is technologically savvy, civically engaged leader who is making contributions to our global society.
Dr. Chanay has oversight of the following departments; Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, Assistant Dean and Director of Housing and Residential Life, Assistant Dean and Director of the Center for Student Engagement, Campus Life and Leadership, Judicial Services, Dr. Jabulani Beza International Student Center, Infantry Scholars Program, Women's Resource Center, Career Services Center, Thompkins Health and Counseling Center, Scruggs University Center, Campus Recreation and Wellness Center, LU "Marching Musical Storm", jazz and concert bands.