Dr. Kevin Rome
President, Lincoln University
Family (including pets): Stefanie, Kevin Jr.
Education: Undergraduate degree at Morehouse College, master’s at the University of Georgia, Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin
Community involvement: United Way, Chamber of Commerce and St. Mary’s
Why I’m passionate about my job: I love assisting students in achieving their dreams of higher education.
Biggest career obstacle I’ve had to overcome: Developing patience in a career that is slow to change.
Favorite charitable organizations you’ve been involved in and why: Serving on the board of the Madam C. J. Walker Museum because of the history of Madam Walker and all that she was able to do in very challenging times.
Accomplishment I’m most proud of:
The development of our children,
Kevin Jr. and Kendel
Favorite place to spend a Saturday afternoon: Watching college football
Last book read: Calico Joe by John Grisham
Favorite TV show: Chopped
Favorite comfort food: Ice cream
Favorite app: Pandora
Dream vacation: Alaskan cruise
Secret aspiration: To be a movie star
Source of inspiration: God and my mother
Favorite hobbies: Golf, fishing and playing cards
What current and/or future goals do you have for Lincoln University? Increase retention, graduation rates and enrollment as well as become a better partner with the community and increase resources. JC