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First Lincoln candidate pays visit

First Lincoln candidate pays visit

Bernard Franklin talks about LU presidency

November 29th, 2012 in News

Bernard Franklin, left, visits with Cynthia Blosser and Don Cook after a breakfast sponsored by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce. Franklin is visiting the campus to be interviewed for the position of Lincoln University president. Blosser is president of the Board of Curators, and Cook is on the board.

Photo by Julie Smith

Bernard Franklin grew up in Montclair, N.J. - a New York City suburb - raised by his mother and grandmother.

"My grandmother is, really, my "shero,'" Franklin told about a dozen Jefferson City area residents Wednesday morning, as he talked about his interest in becoming Lincoln University's next president.

He was the first of the three finalists for the job to visit Jefferson City and meet with students, faculty, staff, community members and LU curators.