Patricia Pierce Ramsey

Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting HBCU recently appointed Patricia Pierce Ramsey as new provost and vice president of academic affairs.

The announcement came from the Pennsylvania university on June 2.  Ramsey, who most recently served as a professor and chairwoman of the Department of Natural Sciences at Bowie State University in Maryland, would assume her new role July 1.

“It’s no surprise Patricia impressed all those she met during her recent visit to campus: she’s an accomplished educator, researcher, and administrator, and as more people get to know her, her ability to quickly understand and act on the needs of our faculty and students will become more evident,” Lincoln’s Interim President Richard Green said in an announcement.

In addition to her work with the Department of Natural Sciences, Ramsey’s 11-year tenure at Bowie State University also included serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs in 2004, and interim president in 2006.

Prior to her work at Bowie State University, Ramsey served as vice president for academic affairs at Shaw University for more than four years.

Ramsey brings “a wealth of experience to the position,” Green said.

Her educational background includes: a doctorate in biology from Georgetown University, master’s degree in biology from Harvard University, a master’s degree in botany from Howard University, and a bachelor’s in biology education from Norfolk State University.

In addition, Ramsey has also completed leadership programs at Harvard’s Institute for Educational Management, the Millennium Leadership Initiative and the CIVIC Leadership Institute.

Ramsey will replace Patricia A. Joseph, who had been serving as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs since Jan. 1.