|Release Date: 9/14/2012||Contact: Diana L. Spencer, 410-887-4243|
TOWSON, MD— Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has appointed S. Dallas Dance, Ph.D., superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, to its Board of Visitors. Founded in 1854, Lincoln University was the first degree-granting institution in the nation for African Americans. Among its prestigious graduates are Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court justice; Langston Hughes, the noted poet and Harlem Renaissance participant; and Lillian Fishburne, the first African American female appointed rear admiral of the U.S. Navy. According to the university, the Board of Visitors was established to help advance its mission, including consultation on public relations, government relations, and resource development.