Virginia Union University’s Board of Trustees today unanimously voted in favor of a five-year contract extension for president Hakim Lucas.
In a statement, trustees lauded Luacas’ impact on fundraising, campus expansion, and restoration of facilities.
“The Board of Trustees is very proud to be guided by the sacrificial leadership of our President and CEO, Dr. Hakim J. Lucas. His competence has excelled VUU to new Levels,” said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of VUU’s Board of Trustees. “Under his leadership, we have made major strides on our quest to provide a quality education to students and a greater impact on the rest of our community.”
The university has also developed new baccalaureate and graduate programs and achieved its highest enrollment in four years. Lucas was appointed president in 2017.
“It has always been my goal to serve the underserved and I am proud to have the opportunity to do that through education,” said Dr. Lucas. “The impact we’ve made in this city, so far, is only the beginning of what is still to come and the work we do today affects many generations that will come after us. I look forward to continuing the work to become “Best in Class” by 2025.”