Lincoln University Takes Campus Wi-Fi to the Extreme

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Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is the first historically black degreegranting college or university in the United States. The University has 2,200 students and 500 faculty and staff members on its 422-acre main campus in rural Chester County, Pennsylvania. Along with the 46 buildings on the main campus, the school also has a graduate center in University City in Philadelphia for some 300 students.



  • Stable and scalable infrastructure
  • Wide range of coverage for mass amount of devices
  • Efficient maintenance and management tasks
  • Centralized management
"We strive to provide good experience for our users and that’s really the value the Extreme Networks solution has created. Extreme Networks allowed us to deliver this more easily once we migrated from our existing high-maintenance on-premises solution to the new infrastructure that can be managed remotely. It’s all part of our student success scenario. We want to minimize any and all barriers to student success and new stable, secure infrastructure allows us to do that."
Justin McKenzie
CIO, Lincoln University

Extreme Solutions

  • ExtremeCloud™ IQ
  • ExtremeWireless™



  • Significantly improved wireless performance
  • Wi-Fi 6 delivers a more stable video experience for remote learning and other activities
  • Increased visibility into its infrastructure, devices, users, and traffic, and the health of those devices and quality of experiences
  • Simplified management and maintenance