WEST CHESTER, PA (January 27, 2021) – Pennsylvania State Senator Carolyn Comitta honored Dr. Brenda Allen, President of Lincoln University, with a special citation at the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s (GWCC) Women’s Roundtable event on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.
As Lincoln University’s 14th president, Allen has been aggressively implementing a strategic plan designed to ensure Lincoln’s place among great liberal arts institutions. The plan builds upon the University’s strong legacy of using the liberal arts as the vehicle for producing world leaders who are globally engaged and committed to social justice. Due to this dedication and tenacity, Dr. Allen was recently named one of the top ten most dominant historically black college leaders by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Campaign Fund.
At GWCC’s Women’s Roundtable, Allen shared how she leads through a crisis and the ability to persist. During the event, Carolyn Comitta, State Senator of Pennsylvania’s 19th District, presented Dr. Allen with a special citation to celebrate her achievements.
“It was an honor to participate in the presentation and hear Dr. Allen’s important and timely message on persisting and persevering through crisis with courage, strength, and grace,” said Senator Comitta. “Her perspective on writing your own success story is one of inspiration and empowerment for so many. I look forward to working with her to advance Lincoln University and the entire community as we prepare to emerge from this pandemic stronger, healthier, wiser, and more resilient.”
“It was truly a special sight for our attendees to witness,” said Melissa Hawes, Founder of Miles Financial Management, Inc., sponsor of GWCC’s Women’s Roundtable series. “Dr. Allen is an inspiring woman that has faced many challenges in her life head-on, and it was fascinating to learn from her experiences. We are proud to sponsor such an amazing and well-rounded event like the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Roundtable series.”