As the campus rebounds from Ida, good things continue to happen!

  • DU ’22 already making moves! This is a great reminder for all students. Post-graduation planning does not begin right before you graduate. People are getting job offers and getting admitted to graduate school now for next fall. Congratulations to…

It’s been a long time… My blogging has been off post Ida, plus planning my “life after Dillard.” But I do need to post some of the good things happening this fall.

  • The U.S. Department of Education has funded Educational Talent Search (TRiO) at $2.1M for the next five years…

Today Miriam Ortique was laid to rest. 97 years old! Anyone familiar with Dillard knows the name Ortique, as her husband was Justice Revius Ortique, the first African American on the Louisiana Supreme Court and Dillard University alumnus.

Three weeks ago I was sitting here, in the dark, with no power and 2 dogs listening to the winds howling. This is my 10th hurricane season and I have not evacuated for any of them before the storm. With the power outage I left after — for 10 days…

Growing up, people would often ask me if I was going to be a preacher like my dad. I adamantly said “no” every time, but I did find my own calling in higher education. The college and university presidency is a ministry.

But an itinerant one.

John Wesley, the founder…

We often hear these anecdotal stories about how a small thing like an accident can disrupt college continuation and ultimate success. I think a lot of folks who are harsh critics of schools with low graduation rates but high numbers of Pell Grant students don’t fully understand how this works…

Walter M. Kimbrough

7th president of Dillard University

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