Memorable Moments of 2022: #5 Me and the Media

Walter M. Kimbrough
5 min readDec 28, 2022

2022 was crazy in that although I was president of Dillard for half of the year, I did more major media this year than any other that I can recall. For me it is imperative that HBCUs control our narrative, and that means we have to speak with the media. There still exists a lot of mistrust (and there are valid reasons for that mistrust), but we have to use the tools available to tell our stories (a phrase I really hate because we say we need to do it and then don’t do it).

We can do this via op-eds, interviews, and even strategic social media posts. But we have a story to tell as Biggie Smalls would say, and I will continue to do my part.

Print/Digital Media Interviews

Electronic Media Interviews

Editorials

TV and Film

I also had one TV interview for the Lifetime Movie “Line Sisters.” The segment “Beyond the Headlines” allowed me to explain hazing.

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Walter M. Kimbrough

12th president of Philander Smith College. 7th president of Dillard University. Now in an Intermission.