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Dr. Brian Hemphill Makes History As the First-Ever Black President of Old Dominion University

It’s never too late to make history, and Old Dominion’s latest announcement proves to be a step in a new direction for the school. According to a formal university announcement, the university’s Board of Visitors shared that by unanimous vote it has selected Dr. Brian Hemphill as the ninth president, making him the first-ever Black person to hold such a position since the college was founded in 1930. We’re pleased to announce Dr. Brian O. Hemphill has been named #ODU ’s ninth president: https://t.co/ONyRZXCaJr #ODU #ReignOnward #ODUPresidentElect pic.twitter.com/cNtMdi2Jov — Old Dominion University (@ODU) February 12, 2021 “It is both an honor and privilege to be selected as the ninth president of Old Dominion University, a dynamic public research institution that has proudly served the Hampton Roads region and positively impacted the Commonwealth of Virginia,” Dr. Hemphill shared in a statement. “I must express my sincere appreciation to members of the Board of Visitors, the...

Njera Perkins

Feb 22, 2021