Lincoln University ends provost search with new hire

After nearly a year of research, Lincoln University has a new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Michael Self has accepted the roles, and as Lincoln’s director of academic affairs, he will oversee the university’s academic planning and work on new initiatives across all academic departments. He will begin working remotely on August 1 before moving to campus full-time on August 15.

“Lincoln has a rich history and legacy of helping students achieve their life goals,” Self said in a university press release. “I was most drawn to Lincoln because of the amazing synergy between the university’s strategic and academic plans, which focus on building a welcoming culture as the framework for sustained academic excellence and academic achievement. students.”

In his role as Provost, Self will work with University President John Moseley and Lincoln’s leadership team to set the direction for the Jefferson City institution’s academic strategies and operations, including the implementation Lincoln’s strategic plan, administration of education budgets, and education review. and learning throughout college.

During the search, Moseley said he wanted a provost with previous experience as a provost or associate provost. He said he wanted someone who communicates well with faculty, staff and students and who understands the needs of Lincoln students.

Previously, Self served as assistant provost and dean of graduate studies at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He also served as vice president of assessment at Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and dean of vocational and technical education at Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, California. Self also served as a vice president at Miami Dade College and a vice president position at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee.

“Dr. Self’s experiments will be a great addition to our team as we work (to) help our students advance their academic achievement,” Moseley said. “His experience in academic assessment and institutional research will inform data-driven decisions, enabling Lincoln to effectively meet student needs and elevate our classroom instruction to support student success.”

He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Science and Mathematics Education and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Southern University and A&M College, as well as a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Self’s selection ends Lincoln’s months-long nationwide search for a provost, which was reshuffled in March after three candidates were brought to campus but weren’t offered the job.

When LU’s board of curators launched the search process in 2021, it paid about $130,000 to Greenwood/Asher & Associates, an outside search firm, to help find a provost and university president. . As a result, Moseley, who served as interim president, was selected for the permanent president position and three provost candidates were identified but none were selected.

Moseley, after being named university president, began overseeing the provost’s research in March. Candidates were brought to campus last week.

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