Walter M. Kimbrough
Published May 18, 2013
Updated June 7, 2022

Walter Kimbrough is the former president of Dillard University in New Orleans. Previously, he was president of Philander Smith College and held several student affairs positions.

Kimbrough is known for his research on HBCUs and African American men in college. His active use of social media to engage students has been noted in articles by The Chronicle of Higher Education, CASE Currents and Arkansas Life.

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. He has served as an expert witness in several hazing cases.

An African American man with a buzz cut, black hair, and glasses stares directly at the camera with a neutral expression. He is seen from chest up, wearing a navy blue suit over a white, collared shirt and blue and white diagonally striped tie.

Pronouns: He/his

Expertise: HBCUs, higher education, equity for low-income students, fraternities and sororities, hazing, free speech on college campuses

Location: New Orleans, La.

Twitter: @hiphopprez

Heard on NPR: Tell Me More: HBCU President Asks Dr. Dre, Why Not Us?

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