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Lincoln University Names New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

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August 15, 2014




Jefferson City, MO- Dr. Said L. Sewell III has joined Lincoln University of Missouri as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Dr. Sewell most recently served as the Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs at Kent State University (Kent, Ohio).


Sewell served as the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and an Associate Professor of Political Science also at Kent State.  From 2009 through 2011, he held posts as the Executive Director of the Academic Success Center (a role akin to the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs) and Director of First-Year Experience at Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Georgia).  Sewell is the Founding Executive Director for the Center for African American Males: Research, Success and Leadership, Inc. (Atlanta, Georgia) and has served in this position since 2004. He has also served in leadership and/or faculty roles at the University of West Georgia (Carrollton, Georgia), Albany State University (Albany, Georgia), Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Perimeter College, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Morehouse College (all in Atlanta, Georgia).


Dr. Kevin D. Rome, Sr., President of Lincoln University, says Sewell’s experience will provide a strong foundation for his responsibilities in the university’s top academic administrative role. “In reviewing Dr. Sewell’s vitae, you will quickly understand why he was named the top candidate for this position.  He has excelled in each role, while proving to be an innovative leader in delivering a full, productive collegiate experience to all students.  We are pleased to welcome him to the Lincoln University family.” 


Dr. Said L. Sewell earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College, a Master of Public Administration in Public Policy from Texas Southern University and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University.  He has also done post-doctoral work at Harvard University. Sewell has recently completed the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Millennium Leadership Initiative Institute (MLI).  He is the co-author of three books, “We the People: Reflections on American Politics," “Georgia State Politics,” and "Conflicting Democracy: A Critical Analysis of America’s Political Process." He is currently completing work on two additional projects: “Empowering Black Male Students to Greatness,” and “Let Us Make Man: A Conversation with Black Men on Saving Black Boys.”