The Lincoln University Board of Curators named Dr. John Moseley the Interim President at the university on Thursday.
Moseley is currently the director of athletics for the HBCU and the head men’s basketball coach at LU.
He is replacing Dr. Jerald Woolfolk who recently announced that he is resigning.
“In his seven years with the University, he has been instrumental in growing the institution’s relationships within the community, with one of the most noticeable partnerships with Jefferson City Parks which created the $14-million state-of-the-art campus wellness and recreation center known as THE LINC,” Lincoln University stated in a press release. “He has also collaborated with the LU Student Government Association to make Lincoln more competitive through upgraded athletic facilities, increased scholarships and a better collegiate experience.”
Moseley will start his new role on Saturday.
“I am honored to serve in this position and continue the relationships we have with our alumni around the world. Lincoln University is an important part of this community and a better Lincoln means a better Jefferson City,” Moseley said. “Crystal and I treat every student like they are part of our family, and that is what an HBCU experience feels like. My hope is that, together, our campus can ensure that the dreams of the 62nd and 65th Colored Infantries continue by providing all of our students a quality education and campus experience. It is important that we show appreciation for student, faculty, staff alumni and our community. We have an opportunity to be an example of how people from different background can come together for a common goal.”