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Public Research Universities: Project Leadership

Public Research Universities

Project Chairs

  • Robert J. Birgeneau
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Mary Sue Coleman
    University of Michigan


  • Lawrence S. Bacow
    Harvard Kennedy School
  • Gene D. Block
    University of California, Los Angeles;
    APLU Board of Directors
  • Henry E. Brady
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Philip Bredesen
    former Governor of Tennessee
  • Nancy Cantor
    Rutgers University–Newark
  • John T. Casteen III
    University of Virginia
  • Jonathan R. Cole
    Columbia University
  • Gray Davis
    former Governor of California
  • J. Patrick Doyle
    Domino's Pizza, Inc.
  • David B. Frohnmayer
    University of Oregon
  • E. Gordon Gee
    West Virginia University
  • Matthew Goldstein
    The City University of New York
  • Donald Graham
    Graham Holdings Company
  • Carl Guardino
    Silicon Valley Leadership Group
  • Robert D. Haas
    Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Jim Hackett
    Ford Smart Mobility, LLC
  • Ann Weaver Hart
    University of Arizona
  • Michael Hout
    New York University
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison
    former United States Senator, Texas
  • Jim Leach
    University of Iowa
  • Earl Lewis
    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Ann Marie Lipinski
    Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University
  • George Miller
    former United States Representative, California
  • William Powers, Jr.
    The University of Texas at Austin
  • John Rogers
    Ariel Investments
  • Thomas Siebel
    C3 IoT
  • Shirley M. Tilghman
    Princeton University
  • Phyllis M. Wise
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Frank Yeary
    CamberView Partners LLC;
    formerly, University of California, Berkeley
  • Pauline Yu
    American Council of Learned Societies


  • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • The Spencer Foundation
  • Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation
  • Robert and Colleen Haas

Project Staff

  • Samantha Carney
  • Eliza Berg
  • John Tessitore
  • Dorothy Koveal
  • Elissa Chin Lu, Consultant
  • Beata FitzPatrick, Consultant

  • Deceased

New Publications

Public Research Universities: Recommitting to Lincoln’s Vision—
An Educational Compact for the 21st Century

Read more and download this final report from The Lincoln Project.

Download additional Lincoln Project publications.

In the News

The Daily Iowan

Highlighted Activities

Robert Birgeneau, University of California, discusses The Lincoln Project at a briefing on Academy research projects and studies, October 2013.

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