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Dr. Harvey to retire from Hampton University in 2022

After 43 years at the helm of Hampton University, Dr. William R. Harvey announced this week that he plans to step down as president in June 2022.

Harvey arrived on the campus of Hampton Institute in 1978 to take over the reigns as leader of an institution that was slowly losing ground. Some wondered why he chose Hampton. Other institutions, including majority institutions and more financially stable institutions, had offered him presidencies, but he decided to accept the position at Hampton.According to a release from HU, Harvey chose Hampton because he wanted to be in a place where he could offer the greatest service and make a difference.

Prior to beginning his career at Hampton, the Brewton, Alabama native earned degrees from Talladega College, Virginia State University and Harvard University. During his career at Hampton, he has received 11 honorary doctorates and countless awards, including the Daily Press Citizen of the Year Award, numerous keys to the city from localities...

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