Dr. Walter Kimbrough will become the new Dillard University president on July 1, 2012

Dillard University announced the appointment Tuesday of Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, as Dillard’s seventh president. The school’s trustees said he would succeed Marvalene Hughes on July 1, at the close of the current academic year.

Hughes, who oversaw Dillard’s recovery from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, resigned in February. A trustee, James Lyons, has served as interim president since July 1.

The university said Kimbrough is a trained educator, having served for four years as the vice president for student affairs at Albany State University in Albany, Ga. before taking the leadership job at Philander Smith, which he has held for the past seven years.


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