Ret. U.S. Army Gen. Darrell K. Williams began his term Friday as president of Hampton University today, 39 years after graduating from the historically Black university with a bachelor’s degree.
Williams, a three-star general, business leader and educator with nonprofit development experience, said his focus will be creating an unparalleled higher education experience for students that includes excellent academics, support for strong physical, emotional, and mental health, and access to cutting-edge technology, research opportunities and innovative studies, a release stated.
He and his wife, Myra Richardson Williams, met while attending Hampton, married in 1987 and are the first president and first lady to both hold Hampton University degrees.
Williams replaces Dr. William Harvey, the school’s longest-serving president, who held that office from 1978 to his retirement at the end of June. Last week, Governor Glenn Youngkin appointed Harvey to the State Council for Higher Educa...
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