Dr. Kevin Rome

President, Lincoln University

Family (including pets): Stefanie, Kevin Jr.

and Kendel

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

Hospital Board

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