Hampton University President Darrell K. Williams releases 2022-2023 Annual Report, Celebrating a Transformative First Year of Accomplishments and Marking the Beginning of a Bold New Era in the Institution’s 155-Year History

Hampton, VA (December 1, 2023): In the first year of a historic leadership transition, Hampton University President Williams has focused on honoring tradition while pushing ambitiously into the future. With campuswide priorities in mind, along with the strategic vision outlined by the “Elevating Hampton Excellence” Strategic Plan, Williams set his sights on engaging with university partners to drive increased student enrollment, retention, and graduation rates, as well as public/private partnerships, stakeholder engagement, faculty and staff development, and resources.

Grounded by a commitment to the importance of a residential liberal arts education and to preparing graduates to address the pressing needs of communities in the Hampton Roads area and beyond, President Williams delivered his first annual report at the Fall Board of Trustee meeting.

The Annual Report – which spans July 2022 to June 2023 – provides an overview of the University’s progress in key areas, including its academic mission, campus life, research, and financials. The report is rooted in optimism and perseverance and captures the spirit, community, and intellectual energy of the Hampton University community.

A digital version of the Annual Report is now available.

“The report tells the Hampton University story,” said President Williams. “It details innovations and progress and celebrates student achievements. Our students can have confidence in a commitment and dedication to their success on the part of every University employee and faculty member.”

The Hampton University Annual Report for the 2022-23 fiscal year provides a look at:

  1. The process and priorities of the “Elevating Hampton Excellence” Strategic Plan, a blueprint for the future.
  2. The President’s new senior leadership team, each recruited for their expertise in navigating the challenges and seizing the opportunities of the American higher education system.
  3. The highlights of the historic inauguration of the 13th President, showcasing how the arts and athletics complement and complete the academic rigor of a Hampton education.
  4. The innovative partnerships and programs that help us deliver the #1 student experience in America.
  5. The accomplishments of our students, in the classroom and on the playing field.The renewed energy and excitement of our esteemed network of more than 40,000 alumni.

“We are building an empowered, values-focused culture brimming with a highly engaged community of learners and leaders. We are purpose-driven when it comes to student support and success. The Report helps us share our bold vision for the next 10 years, our progress toward goals, and celebrate the achievements and wins of our students and alumni,” said Williams.

View the 2022-2023 President’s Annual Report here.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been renowned as the Standard of Excellence in higher education for over 150 years. Rich in history and tradition, Hampton University is recognized as one of the top historically black colleges and universities in the world, and was recently named the top private university in Virginia. Offering a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs, Hampton University is a tightly knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations. Visit: www.hamptonu.edu.

For more information, contact Richelle Payne, Office of University Relations, at 757-727-5253 or universityrelations@hamptonu.edu