Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough has been appointed interim executive director of Morehouse College’s Black Men’s Research Institute (BMRI), an institute for the intersectional study of Black men, their impact, and societal influences.
In his role, he will work to launch the BMRI’s inaugural annual symposium, public lecture series, fund awards, and curriculum development workshops.
Kimbrough is well-known and respected for his work and advocacy for African American men in college, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and Greek Life, particularly historically Black, Latin, and Asian organizations.
Kimbrough was most recently the president of Dillard University in New Orleans and has served as president of Philander Smith College. He has also held leadership positions at Emory University, Georgia State University, Old Dominion University, and Albany State University.
Kimbrough holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Georgia; a Master of Science in college student personnel services from Miami University, and a Ph.D. in higher education from Georgia State University.
The school will search for a permanent executive director in the coming school year.