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President Walter M. Kimbrough

Photo of Walter M KimbroughOn July 1, 2012, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough began his appointment as the seventh president of Dillard University.  Previously, Dr. Kimbrough served as president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. Known as the Hip Hop President, he is one of the youngest college presidents in the nation. Prior to Philander Smith College, he served in administrative capacities at Albany State University, Old Dominion University, Georgia State University and Emory University.


Since assuming his role as President, Dr. Kimbrough’s focus has been on strengthening connections between Dillard and the broader community, renewing the growth of the University with a highly talented student body, faculty and staff, realizing achievement in all areas of operation, and engaging alumni and friends to refresh the resources for university advancement. Under his leadership physics and film were selected as signature academic programs, the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice and the Ray Charles Program for Material Culture gained national acclaim, and in 2014 the Center for Law and Public Interest was launched.




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