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January 28th, 2013

Rome named president of Lincoln University

Writer: Michael Childs, 706/542-5889,
Contact: Diane L. Cooper, 706/542-4120,

Published in Alumni, CHDS, News



University of Georgia College of Education graduate Kevin D. Rome has been named the 19th president of Lincoln University in Jefferson, City, Mo.

Rome (MEd ’91), who was chosen after a nine month-long national search process, will begin his term as president on June 1, 2013.

Rome has served as vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C., since 2008.

Rome served as vice president for student services at Morehouse College in Atlanta, from 2005-08; vice president for campus life at Clayton State University in Morrow, from 2004-05; and as assistant vice chancellor for student life and diversity at Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana, from 2001-04.

Rome earned his master’s in college student affairs administration from UGA. He earned his bachelor’s from Morehouse College in Atlanta and his Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin.

Lincoln University was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored infantries and their white officers, for the special benefit of freed African Americans. Today, Lincoln University’s role in the education of Missourians and its service to stakeholders throughout the state, the nation and across the globe is well recognized.

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