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Lincoln University extends president contract through 2024.

June 15, 2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lincoln University curators have extended President Jerald Jones Woolfolk’s contract for another three years.

The school announced the contract extension Friday after the Board of Curators approved it in a closed session Thursday. The news release didn’t say if Woolfolk’s new contract changes her salary.

Woolfolk was given a contract through 2021 when she was hired in 2018, and the latest extension keeps her under contract to the historically black college in Jefferson City until 2024.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Woolfolk said in a news release she is committed to leaving Lincoln better than she found it.

In May, Woolfolk rode out a tornado in the basement of her official residence. The house, built in 1913, was severely damaged and Woolfolk has said she and her family are grateful they survived.

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Information from: Jefferson City News Tribune, http://www.newstribune.com

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