The Lincoln University President Dr. Robert R. Jennings was recognized among 14 higher education leaders in Talk Magazine’s 2013 Pennsylvania Distinguished College/University Presidents’ edition.

“Our choices of Distinguished Presidents are a group of innovative leaders that have solidified their stellar positions among the Pennsylvania colleges and universities by their commitment to expansion and innovation in academic programs and state-of-the art housing and educational facilities,” Talk Magazine Publisher Luther Sewell said in the edition. “Each year, families send their young people off to college into the hands of college/university presidents, their staff and professors to educate and help prepare them for their life’s work. In addition, these educators have the tremendous responsibility of keeping them safe, as well as emphasizing character building, values, discipline and conscientious work ethics.”

Dr. Michelle R. Howard-Vital, president of fellow Historically Black College and University, Cheyney University, and neighboring West Chester University President Dr. Greg R. Weisenstein, were also recognized among Talk’s choices.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Talk Magazine among such a distinguished group of higher education leaders,” Dr. Jennings said in a statement. “While we proudly embrace The Lincoln University’s distinction as the nation’s first degree-granting HBCU, I am committed to positioning Lincoln as one of the nation’s premier institutions for producing diverse global leaders as well.”

Jennings, the 13th president of the university, was also recently recognized by the Pennsylvania State Senate for receiving the Women’s League for Minority Education’s 2013 Educational Service Award for his visionary leadership in spearheading the establishment of an urban satellite campus of The Lincoln University in Coatesville, PA. Evening and weekend classes will begin there this Fall.