HU Appoints New Assistant Provost Dr. Leroy Hamilton, Jr.

Hampton, Va. (December 8, 2023) – Hampton University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leroy Hamilton, Jr. as the new assistant provost.

In this pivotal role, Dr. Hamilton will contribute his wealth of experience and expertise to further elevate the academic excellence for which Hampton University is renowned.

Dr. Hamilton brings an impressive background in higher education, having demonstrated leadership and commitment to advancing higher education throughout his distinguished career. His passion for student achievement, faculty and community development and boosting student enrollment and retention aligns seamlessly with Hampton University’s vision for the future.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Leroy Hamilton, Jr. to the Hampton University family,” said HU President Darrell K. Williams. “His proven track record in curriculum management, budgeting, and strategic planning, and his dedication to academic excellence make him perfect for the role and a wonderful addition to the senior management team.”

As the assistant provost for Academic Affairs, Dr. Hamilton will facilitate academic integrity, planning, faculty affairs, and academic leadership matters. He will ensure that undergraduate and graduate programs’ quality complies with national, regional, and state accreditation standards by facilitating academic program review exercises and elevating signature programs within the academic enterprise. Dr. Hamilton will serve as the SACSCOC Institutional Liaison for administrators, faculty, and other constituents of the University.

“I am honored to serve as assistant provost at Hampton University in my new ‘Home by the Sea,’” said Hamilton. “This appointment is a privilege, an honor, and a weighty responsibility that I am happy to assume to provide our Pirates with the #1 Student Experience in America.”

Dr. Hamilton will play a key role in developing strategic plans and priorities and creating policy formulations that affect academic, fiscal, and campus operational activities, ensuring that Hampton University continues to excel in delivering a world-class education to its students.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University has been 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 recently named the top private university in Virginia. Hampton provides a broad range of technical, liberal arts and graduate degree programs. HU is a tightly-knit community of learners and educators representing 49 states and 35 territories and nations.

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