Lincoln University of Missouri Selects Dr. Danisha Williams as Director of Admissions

By: Kurtis Alston

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Lincoln University of Missouri has selected Dr. Danisha Williams as director of admissions.

Most recently, Williams has served as the director of admission and recruitment at Mississippi Valley State University in Itta Bena, Mississippi, where she implemented an aggressive and strategic recruitment plan that emphasized superior customer service, constant communication, and high visibility. She began her career in higher education in 2010 at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, where she held various roles in residence life and the Office of Admissions, including director of admission and recruitment.

“Dr. Williams brings a wealth of proven admissions experience to Lincoln, and we are excited to add her talents to our team,” said Lincoln University President Dr. John B. Moseley. “We look forward to her support, knowledge and expertise as we continue to grow Lincoln University enrollment in all areas.”

As director of admissions, Williams will support the University’s strategic plan initiatives to grow enrollment and serve a diverse student population in a culturally responsive atmosphere. She will develop, coordinate, and implement programs and activities for prospective studies and their families, while sharing LU’s offerings, values, and merits as one of the nation’s top HBCU options for undergraduate and graduate study. She will create and implement an enrollment process that reflects the university’s admission vision and goals, facilitate a productive recruitment and admissions strategy for new undergraduates, manage the daily operations of the admissions department, and coordinate on-campus and off-campus recruiting events, visits, and tours.

A native of Champaign, Illinois, Williams holds a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University, a Master of Public Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Fisk University.

Williams began her new role at Lincoln on July 15, 2022.

Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically Black, 1890 land-grant, public university that provides excellent educational opportunities to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment. Lincoln is known for its innovative undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, business administration, criminal justice, elementary education, nursing, business administration, guidance and counseling, and natural science. Located in Jefferson City, Missouri, Lincoln University was founded in 1866 by the men of the 62nd and 65th United States Colored Infantries and their white officers for the benefit of freed African Americans. The university boasts an exciting residential life and a full slate of NCAA Division II athletics.

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