Lincoln Professor, Alum Appointed Black Male Engagement Director

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Jack Drummond Friday at City Hall.
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Jack Drummond at City Hall. Photo courtesy of Mayor Kenney’s Office via

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced in February that 37-year old Jack Drummond will be the city’s new director of the Office of Black Male Engagement — a position created during the last administration to address the needs of young men of color.

“I’m touched and inspired to have been selected to a position like this,” Drummond said.

The Black Male Engagement Office is housed within the city’s Office of Public Engagement and was instituted under former Mayor Michael Nutter. The Office’s mission is to broaden the awareness and address the needs of young men of color.

Read more about Drummond’s new role from the City of Philadelphia or his profile at the Campaign for Black Male Achievement.

About Lincoln University (PA)

Founded in 1854, Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU). The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly technological and global society. Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world-class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice; Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy; Langston Hughes, the noted poet; Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST president of Ghana; Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST president of Nigeria and a myriad of others.

Source:, Lincoln University (PA)

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