Robert R. Jennings became the thirteenth President of Lincoln University on January 2, 2012. Dr. Jennings brings with him many years of experience in strategic planning, operational and financial management, program and policy development, fundraising, research (grants/contracts) development/management, and student affairs. His career in higher education includes serving as the tenth President of Alabama A&M University as well as serving in various executive-level positions at Wake Forest University, North Carolina A&T State University, Albany State University, Norfolk State University and Atlanta University. In addition to his extensive record of service and accomplishment in higher education, Dr. Jennings has served as a Loaned Executive to the Reagan administration and was assigned to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and he has served as an evaluator for the U.S. Department of Education. He has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Services, the U.S. Department of Treasury and was a Lead Trainer for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Dr. Jennings is a dissertation advisor for educational and public administration majors at the Union Graduate School in Cincinnati, Ohio and is the owner of Gems Loving Care, personal care homes that cater to the elderly in metro-Atlanta. Since 1985, he has traveled and/or studied in more than 35 foreign countries.