By LU Marketing and Media Relations (via campus email)
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – Following an extensive, nationwide search process, the Lincoln University of Missouri Board of Curators has selected Dr. John B. Moseley as the University’s 21st President.
Dr. Moseley has been leading Lincoln University as interim president since May 2021.
He has nearly 20 years of higher education experience, including 13 years at Historically Black College or University (HBCU) campuses. During his interim tenure, he has led key initiatives to improve Lincoln University’s enrollment through new, data-driven admissions strategies and the restructuring of scholarship programs. He has also implemented initiatives to improve student outcomes, such as Lincoln’s new Student Success Center.
Mosely has influenced approximately $6.6 million in private donation commitments to the University. He is also leading fundraising for the Lincoln University Health Sciences and Crisis Center, which will expand the University’s School of Nursing and house a Security Sciences Institute, complementing the Lincoln University Law Enforcement Training Academy and criminal justice program.
According to Lincoln University Board of Curators President Victor Pasley, Moseley has also initiated relationships with new key educational and scholarship partners for the University. He has cultivated and strengthened relationships between the University and alumni, faculty, staff, students, state and federal partners.
“I am humbled to serve the students, faculty and alumni of Lincoln University in this role,” said Moseley. “This University has always helped students achieve their dreams. I am grateful to be part of a team working together to accomplish that aim, providing financial, academic and social resources. The need for what Lincoln University provides has never been more important and we will continue to address every challenge to better serve our students and the community.”
“Dr. Moseley has proven his leadership and value to the University during the past nine months of his interim presidency,” Pasley said. “Lincoln is at a pivotal juncture in its history, and Dr. Moseley’s leadership has already energized our campus, fundraising and key partnerships that will strengthen and fuel Lincoln’s future.”
A historically Black, 1890 land-grant, public university, based in Jefferson City, Missouri, Lincoln University provides undergraduate and master’s level degree programs to a diverse student body of nearly 2,000.
Dr. John Mosely bio:
Dr. John B. Moseley was born and raised in Warren County, North Carolina. After high school, he attended East Carolina University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science in 1998. He also earned his Master of Arts in Education from East Carolina University in 1999. In Spring of 2021, Moseley completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri.
Moseley served in athletic administration at East Carolina University and Wright State University. He also served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of Delaware, Winston-Salem State University, East Carolina University, and North Carolina Central University. He was named as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri, in April 2014. In the Spring of 2015, he was given the additional responsibilities of being Lincoln University’s Director of Athletics. He has continued to serve in those roles through the 2020-21 school year.
Moseley resides in Jefferson City, Missouri, with his wife, Dr. Crystal Moseley, an instructor at Lincoln University, and daughter, Jillian.