Samuels, a native of Nebraska, previously worked as the head coach
of men's basketball at Eastern Illinois University. Samuels has an
extensive background in athletic fundraising. Prior to EIU he served
as the assistant coach at Iowa State University, where he was
responsible for recruiting and facilitating the summer camp program.
"We are fortunate to have Samuels' experience and ability to raise
money at Lincoln College," said John Hutchinson, college president.
"Lincoln College must expand our private support in order to
maintain and enhance the high level of quality that our students
expect. I feel Samuels will be an asset at a time when public
resources are becoming more and more limited."
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Samuels holds a bachelor's degree from Chadron State College, a
master of educational administration from Eastern Washington
University and has earned credits toward doctoral work at Iowa State
University. He and his wife, Jan, live in Mattoon, and they have
three adult daughters.
College news release]