Office of The President
I'm honored to be asked to serve in this role at this important time in Lincoln University history. Having been a part of the University over the past seven years, I have developed a deep and sincere appreciation for the soldiers of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries and their officers. Each time I see the Soldiers' Memorial, which serves as a tribute to our brave founders, I feel an obligation to do all that I can to ensure our University's sucess. It is necessary that each of us, as one team, continue the work to fulfill their dream of an education for all.
Lincoln University is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in the country. We have an opportunity to be an example of how people from different backgrounds can come together for a common goal. I have served on HBCU campuses for 12 of the 18 years that I have worked in higher education. It has been my experience that within the culture of our HBCUs is a tightly woven tapestry of family. Each member of our family comes seeking a college education, but just as diverse as our population, are the views on how that collegiate experience looks. It's important that we teach the University's history to all of our students so that we better understand the mission of Lincoln University and why our history is so important not only to our past, but also so necessary for our present and future. From its inception, Lincoln has been and continues to be an example of what can happen when people come together for a common cause. Our differences make us stronger and that strength has carried us through tough times and will continue to do so.
Our team's priority is to improve the quality of our processes from admission to graduation so that students enrolling at Lincoln University can focus their energies on achieving their degree. Our students should depart the institution as graduates, and be prepared for any room that they may walk into.
I have been, and will continue to be, a lifelong learner. One of my passions is studying great leaders and learning about what makes them great. With that being said, I understand that I cannot simply copy what others have done. I am only good at being me. I will work tirelessly for our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the Jefferson City community. Whether this current role lasts a month, a year, or a career, I am committed to leading our team, but I understand that each of us will determine the team's success. I look forward to working with you and for you.
Standing Blue Tiger Proud,
John B. Moseley, Ed. D.
201 Young Hall
820 Chestnut St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101