Debra Foster Greene named interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Lincoln University

Alcorn State University alumna Dr. Debra Foster Greene is taking her career to new heights with her latest position.

Greene was named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Greene has served as the chair of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy at the university. She has written and published several articles that were included in the African American National Biography, Economic History On-Line, Blackwell’s Companion to African American History, Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration and the Missouri Biographical Dictionary.

The Natchez, Mississippi native earned her doctorate and master’s degrees in American history from the University of Missouri in 2003 and 1988. Greene earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Alcorn in 1982.

Greene is looking forward to using her new opportunity to uphold Lincoln University’s mission and standards.

“I am very excited to be offered this opportunity to serve Lincoln University in this new role,” said Greene. “As a 20 year faculty member, eight of which as the head of the Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, I look forward to continuing to serve and share my expertise and leadership with an institution whose mission I believe in.”

Greene said that her goal remains the same as when she was a faculty member and department head at the university; prepare students to be productive in the corporate world after graduation.

“I want Lincoln University to provide a 21st century education by teaching 21st century skills. We do this by training the faculty to engage students through a number of modes of teaching and by making the best use of technology in teaching and learning with the outcome being students who are able to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge.”

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