WEST CHESTER (January 31, 2020) – State Senator Andy Dinniman was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Lincoln University.

Dinniman, who holds a doctorate in education and serves as minority chair of the Senate Education Committee, said he was honored to be named to the board by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati.

“Lincoln University has a rich legacy in turning out leaders of the highest caliber and trailblazers who make a difference in our society and beyond,” Dinniman said. “I look forward to working to ensure that Lincoln remains a strong and vibrant institution of higher education to inspire and educate the young people of today and tomorrow.”

Dinniman said he would continue to work on efforts to strengthen enrollment at Lincoln through dual enrollment and other cooperative programs.

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is the nation’s first degree-granting historically black university. Lincoln has numerous notable alumni including poet Langston Hughes, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, musician Cab Calloway, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria and Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana.

Dinniman also serves on the Pennsylvania Public Higher Education Funding Commission, the Education Commission of the States, the Pennsylvania State Board of Education, the Pennsylvania State Public School Building Authority, and the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority.