Philander Smith Formalizes Kimbrough As Leader

Philander Smith Formalizes Kimbrough As Leader

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. 
Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough doesn’t want to be an ordinary college

president. Kimbrough, 38, was formally installed in September as leader of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. Kimbrough has been serving in the position for nine months. But the ceremony, which featured Kimbrough’s father among the speakers, installed the administrator as the chief of Arkansas’ oldest historically Black private college. Kimbrough is often referred to as “the hip-hop president” for his frequent references to popular culture. During the ceremony, Kimbrough set an agenda for an aggressive leadership. “The first thing is we must overcome the cult of low expectations,” Kimbrough said. “We must set our expectations high.” 

— Associated Press



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