HU Provost Named Interim President of VSUHampton, Va. - Hampton University Provost Dr. Pamela V. Hammond has been named interim president of Virginia State University (VSU), effective Jan. 1, 2015. Hammond is the first woman in VSU’s nearly 133-year history to serve as president. "Because of Dr. Hammond's leadership abilities and experiences as a dean and provost, I am confident that she will do an excellent job. She follows in a very good tradition since this is the 16 th administrative officer from Hampton that has been elected as president and CEO of a higher educational institution," said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. Since 2009, Hammond has served as provost at HU. She is responsible for the academic program for 5,500 students and 350 faculty members in eight schools; HU’s library; and several institutes and other academic offices. During Hammond’s tenure as the institution’s Chief Academic Officer, HU transformed its academic program by creating a faculty mentorship program, …
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Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey was awarded the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) 2014 Educational Leadership Award. The award was presented at TMCF 26 th Annual Awards Gala, themed “Developing Minds…Delivering Dreams.” This event will be held in Washington, D.C. Nov. 12, 2014.
On Nov. 11, Alexander Tzang a Special Advisor of the China – United States Exchange Foundation (CUSEF), and CUSEF’s representative for the African American Initiative, will be on Hampton University’s campus to speak about an initiative involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The event is at 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
At noon, Nov. 10, Hampton University University College (HUUC) will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to dedicate its newest initiative for matriculating students who are veterans, a Veterans Lounge. The fully furnished space is inside the Willie O. Lawton Building where all HUUC students, mostly non-traditional, currently attend accelerated evening classes. HU President Dr. William R. Harvey will be in attendance at the event along with Julie Gifford, the regional …
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