Tag: Dr. Walter Kimbrough


DU president cites Morehouse mentorship of MLK as example to follow

Ren Jones/Courtbouillon DU President Walter Kimbrough speaks at online MLK event Jan. 17   NEW ORLEANS (January 24, 2022) – Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, urged HBCU leadership and students to continue the “prophetic rebellion” and combative spirituality fostered by Martin Luther King Jr.’s mentor at Morehouse University. […]


Search for President Kimbrough’s replacement picks up steam

Editor’s note: This story has been revised to add in the new website address. NEW ORLEANS (November 22, 2021) – The process of securing a new president for the 2022-23 school year is picking up steam, with both a search firm and search committee selected and listening sessions under way […]


Will IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act fly?

NEW ORLEANS (November 19, 2021) – The IGNITE HBCU Excellence Act could double Dillard University’s federal funds allotment, according to Dr. Walter Kimbrough, who is watching developments closely as DU president and chair of the UNCF Council of Presidents. The bill (H.R.3294 / S.1945) was introduced and referred to the […]


Famed alumna cites Dillard for her success

Anthony Jackson/Courtbouillon Dr. Ruth Simmons gives address for 150th anniversary of the university. NEW ORLEANS (October 31, 2019) – Dr. Ruth J. Simmons, Class of 1967 and the first African American to lead an Ivy League institution, lauded Dillard University for the preparation that helped her to go beyond modest […]


PODUS revived with new duties

NEW ORLEANS (October 31, 2019) – Dr. Walter Kimbrough, university president, has revamped his PODUS group despite the demise of his Brain Food lecture series, selecting 32 freshmen for the 2019-20 school year. PODUS, which stands for the President’s Organization of Dillard’s Up-and-Coming Superstars, was established to help freshmen develop […]


UNCF, Gucci scholarships among options for $$$$

NEW ORLEANS (October 31, 2019) – Fashion brand Gucci has announced a new $20,000-a-year scholarship for diverse students living or studying in major cities, including New Orleans, who are interested in the fashion industry, and the application deadline is Dec. 31. Meanwhile, a UNCF ambassador visited campus recently to encourage […]