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


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.



Walter M. Kimbrough

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