Walter M. Kimbrough

Walter Kimbrough has been recognized for his research and writings on HBCUs and African American men in college. He has enjoyed a career in student affairs, serving at Emory University, Georgia State University, Old Dominion 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 2004, at the age of 37, he was named the 12th president of Philander Smith College. In 2012 he became the 7th president of Dillard University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Kimbrough also has been noted for his active use of social media to engage students in articles by The Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE Currents, and Arkansas Life. He was cited in 2010 by Bachelors as one of 25 college presidents you should follow on Twitter.

He has given over 500 presentations on fraternalism life at campuses and conferences across the country. He is the author of the book Black Greek 101: The Culture, Customs and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities. After five months, the book was an Essence magazine top 10 best seller, and is currently in its tenth printing.

President of Dillard University

Areas of Expertise: HBCUs, Higher Education, Equity for Low-Income Students, Fraternities & Sororities, Hazing

Location: New Orleans, LA

Contact Info:


Phone: (504) 717-6287

Twitter: @hiphopprez

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