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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Tuesday - Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough

B0743DF4-EFE6-4A77-BBE2-DC2BFDED1188.png_zpso24oipl5.jpegEvery Tuesday the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign organization will highlight a HBCU Chancellor or President. This is in promotion of our social media campaign to bring awareness and support the excellence of historically black colleges and universities.

This Tuesday (4/21/15), we highlighted Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, (pictured on the right), President of Dillard University.

Dr. Kimbrough a native of Atlanta, Ga, he was high school salutatorian and student body president in 1985, and went on to earn degrees from the University of Georgia, Miami University in Ohio, and a doctorate in higher education from Georgia State University. Kimbrough has a fulfilled career in student affairs, serving at Emory University, Georgia State University, Old Domination University, and finally Albany State University in 2000 where he became the Vice President for Student Affairs at the age of 32. In October of 2014, at the age of 37, he was named the 12th president of Philander Smith College and in 2012 he became the 7th president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African-American men in college. Kimbrough also has been noted for his active use of social media of engage students in articles by the Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE currents, and Arkansas Life. He was cited in 2010 by Bachelors Degree.com as one of 25 college presidents you should follow on Twitter (@HipHopPrez).

A 1986 initiate of the Zeta Pi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Georgia, he was the Alpha Phi Alpha College Brother of the year for the Southern Region and served as the Southern Region Assistant Vice President.

Dr. Kimbrough was named the 1994 New Professional of the Year for the Association of Fraternity Advisors, and selected as a 2001 Nissan - ETS HBCU Fellow. In 2009, he was named by Diverse Issues in Higher Education as one of 25 to watch. in 2010, he made the coveted EBONY Magazine Power 100 list of the does and influencers in the African-American community. In February of 2013, he was named to NBC News/The Griot.com's 100 African-American making history today. And in 2014, he won HBCU Digest's HBCU Awards "Male President of the Year."

For more information about Dillard, visit www.dillard.edu.


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