Gwendolyn Boyd and Dr. Walter Kimbrough recently earned recognition for their incredible work at the helm at Alabama State University and Dillard University, respectively, as both HBCU leaders were named to “The Most Interesting College Presidents” list by

Boyd, who is a graduate of Alabama State, returned back to her illustrious alma mater in early 2014 to become the school’s first female president. She is also the “first African-American female to earn a master’s in mechanical engineering from Yale,” according to the website, and was named to President Obama’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans also in 2014.

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Kimbrough has been the leader of Dillard since his arrival back in 2012. He is probably the most active college president on Twitter, which he goes by the name “Hip Hop Prez” and is the author of Black Greek 101, the definitive book on Black Greek Culture. According to, he “made the coveted Ebony magazine Power 100 list of doers and influencers in the African-American community (2010).”

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