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Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) Receives the Alpha East Community Service Award

Virginia Association of Chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Recognizes HUPTI Cancer Treatment and Research Work

Hampton, Va. (April 18, 2023) – The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI) was recently honored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. with the Alpha East Community Service Award in recognition of their outstanding work in the area of cancer treatment and research during their 91st Annual Eastern Regional Convention in Hampton, Va., at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

Receiving on behalf of the university are (pictured from left to right): Dr. Walter T. Tillman Jr., Hampton University Vice President, Chief of Staff and Associate Professor of Education and Tiffany Velez Rodgers, HUPTI Marketing Director.


The Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute (HUPTI), established in 2010, has successfully helped fight the cancers of more than 3,500 patients from across the globe. Located in Hampton, Virginia, HUPTI is the largest standalone proton treatment center in the country, and at its inception, was the eighth center in the United States.

Proton therapy is universally accepted as a viable and effective method to treat many forms of cancer – one of the top killers in Virginia. It is a noninvasive option that precisely targets the tumor, sparing healthy tissue. At HUPTI, patients receive outpatient treatment in about 30 minutes, which means no hospital stays, allowing them to maintain their current lifestyle. The center treats several types of cancer, including breast, lung, prostate, head and neck, ocular, brain and spine, gastrointestinal and pediatric tumors. For more information, www.

About Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha™, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded on December 4, 1906™ at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity. For more information, visit: Our History – Alpha Phi Alpha (


Scripps Howard School of Journalism & Communications Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

~Commemorative Career Fair & Anniversary Event Held at the Landing~

HAMPTON, VA (Dec. 19, 2022) — Founded in September 2002, this calendar year represents the 20th Anniversary in the establishment of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University. To recognize this important milestone, a celebratory program will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Landing Hotel in Hampton, Va. In addition, a commemorative career fair will be held at the Scripps school featuring the top news and public relations firms in the nation for direct student engagement.

Julia A. Wilson, Dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, said, “Our school was founded to serve as a pipeline
of talent and to bring diversity into the newsrooms. Our students are trained to become professional journalists and strategic communicators who can compete globally. One of the industry’s most glaring weaknesses, when the school was founded, was that there were few people of
color in high profile, leadership positions. We are proud that the Scripps school has contributed greatly to changing that paradigm over these past 20 years by providing exceptional talent to media organizations and public relations agencies worldwide.”

The Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is a 36,000-square-foot building and includes classrooms, broadcast journalism facilities, a television studio with state-of-the-art digital editing equipment, a radio station, a multi-media lecture hall and
auditorium, and four computer labs for writing, reporting, and editing for print, broadcast and online journalism and communications.

“Our students are the reason for the success of our school, said Dean Wilson. “With industry professional lecturers from across the country, they are exposed to some of the most prolific journalists and media figures who share real-world industry experiences. We receive inquiries from around the world regarding enrollment. And our faculty are second to none by providing top-tier educational experiences for our students.”

Members of the Scripps team are:

Scripps school boasts of partnerships with numerous organizations, including the Scripps Howard Fund, NBC Universal News Group, White House Correspondents Association, WTKR-TV 3, RF Binder, Sloan PR, NBCUniversal/Comcast, WAVY-TV 10, Warner Media, the Center for Strategic & International Studies, Daily Press, 21st Century, Oculus, Canon and MTV Entertainment Group, and many other

For more information on the Career Fair and the 20th Anniversary celebration, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253.

About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with strong liberal art undergirding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton’s mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner. Visit for more information.

Hampton University partners with The Wall Street Journal

Sign up for the Complimentary The Wall Street Journal

Hampton University and The Wall Street Journal have partnered to provide school-sponsored WSJ memberships to all students, faculty and staff. Through the partnership, members will have full digital access to the WSJ’s award-winning journalism via and the app, as well as a wide variety of curated content, from podcasts and newsletters to career insights and personal finance advice.

In addition, students, faculty and staff members will receive exclusive benefits with WSJ+, a complimentary program that gives members access to virtual events and offers, such as invites to talks and a free ebook each month.

How to activate your complimentary Wall Street Journal membership:

Students, faculty and staff at Hampton University can activate their complimentary memberships by visiting Those who currently pay for an existing WSJ membership may call 1-800-JOURNAL and mention they are switching to their school-sponsored membership.
Partial refunds will be made.

Why The Wall Street Journal is right for Hampton University students:

The Wall Street Journal offers students unrivaled coverage of business, finance, politics and world news, including focused insight into career development, technology, health, arts and culture.

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. Published by Dow Jones, The Wall Street Journal engages readers across print, digital, mobile, social and video. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.

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Hampton University Congratulates Alumnus Dr. Freeman Hrabowski on his Retirement from UMBC

HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 30, 2022) — On June 30th, Hampton University’s very own Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, graduating class of 1970 and the legendary president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), retired after 30 years of historic service to the institution he transformed into a leader in STEM education. 

During Dr. Hrabowski’s three-decade tenure at UMBC, he utilized a data-driven plan to assist at-risk students by establishing a support system for them, and he transformed entry level courses with the goal of increasing retention numbers for freshmen, to one of his many accomplishments. 

“Dr. Freeman Hrabowski has been a truly transformative leader at the University of Maryland Baltimore County for the last 30 years,” said Darrell K. Williams. “His intellect, experience, visionary leadership and overall presence will be sorely missed in higher education. Dr. Hrabowski has more than lived up to THE Standard of Excellence, that all Hamptonians aspire too, as he has unequivocally let his life do the singing.”

Under Hrawbowski’s leadership, UMBC transformed into an institution noted for research and innovation. From 2009 – 2014 UMBC was ranked by U.S. News & World Report magazine as the #1 Up and Coming University in the country. When that designation was eliminated UMBC was regularly listed among the Most Innovative National Universities.

Hrabowski’s published book and articles focused on minorities entering in the STEM fields. He is the co-author of the books Beating the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Males (1998); Overcoming the Odds: Raising Academically Successful African American Young Women (2001); Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM (2015); and The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success (2019).

Dr. Hrabowski is a consultant on science and math education to national agencies, universities, and school systems. He was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He also chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads (2011). In 2011, Hrabowski received the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Academic Leadership Award, one of the highest honors given to an educator. Several publications have named him one of America’s best leaders, one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and one of America’s 10 best college presidents.

Prudential Makes $10,000 Gift to Hampton University for Student Scholarships

HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 30, 2022) — The Prudential Foundation has awarded Hampton University a gift in the amount of $10,000. The funds will be used to provide student scholarship support.

Seen here: (left to right) Nicole K. Butler, Vice President, Inclusive Solutions Prudential Financial Community Affairs & Partnerships; Shané Harris, President of The Prudential Foundation; Darrell K. Williams; Hampton University President; Mrs. Myra R. Williams, First Lady of Hampton University; Gayle K. Hawkins Financial Professional Associate, Prudential; Kirsten J, Roach Class of 1985 Alumni

The donation was presented during the Hamptonians on the Vineyard event, which alumni organize annually during the month of August to raise funding for the University.   

Hampton President Darrell K. Williams said, “The alumni of Hampton University are among the greatest anywhere. Their devotion, dedication, and support of this institution is tremendous and is greatly appreciated. The organizers of this fundraiser are using their contacts to ensure Hampton remains great, and I will forever be grateful for supportive leaders like these.” 

Kirsten Roach, co-chair of the Martha’s Vineyard event as well as co-chair of the 2022 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated fundraising effort for Hampton said, “We are delighted to support our alma mater through these fundraising efforts. Without the experience we received at Hampton, many of us would not be where we are today. Go, Pirates!” 

For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at 757.727.5253. 

About Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education, dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character and preparation of promising students for positions of leadership and service. Its curriculum emphasis is scientific and professional with a strong liberal arts under girding. In carrying out its mission, the University requires that everything that it does be of the highest quality. A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. Research and public service are integral parts of Hampton’s mission. In order to enhance scholarship and discovery, the faculty is engaged in writing, research, and grantsmanship. In achieving its mission, Hampton University offers exemplary programs and opportunities which enable students, faculty and staff to grow, develop and contribute to our society in a productive and useful manner. Visit for more information. 

Hampton University Congratulates Alumna Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams Named the Seventh President of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

HAMPTON, Va. (Sept. 30, 2022) — Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams, who served as Acting U.S. Surgeon General from April 2017 to September 2017, has been named the seventh president of the University of North Texas Health (UNT) Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC).

“We extend sincere congratulations to Dr. Sylvia Trent-Adams for her recent appointment as the President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth,” said Hampton University President Darrell K. Williams. “For many years, Dr. Trent-Adams has been dedicated and committed to providing the best scientific information available for improving health.  She will continue to ensure positive outcomes for students under her leadership, and she is yet another example of one of our graduates upholding the Hampton ‘Standard of Excellence.’” 

Dr. Trent-Adams will succeed Dr. Michael R. Williams, who was named chancellor of the UNT System on Jan. 1. In her capacity as HSC president, she will report to the UNT System chancellor and is the CEO of the university. She will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of all campus programs, services and activities in every area of the university, including academic affairs, administration, strategic planning, student services, financial management, external relations, and fundraising.

The president leads, champions, and leverages the critical and unique role of the campus in advancing HSC’s academic, research, and outreach mission, and in supporting the university’s reputation as a distinguished academic health science center. 

Dr. Trent-Adams formerly served as the executive vice president and chief strategy officer at HSC. In this role, she assisted the president in developing, communicating, executing and sustaining strategic initiatives, and she led the strategic planning process with a focus on accelerating organizational performance.

Prior to joining HSC, Dr. Trent-Adams served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health from January 2019 through August 2020. She shared responsibility with the Assistant Secretary for Health for planning, coordinating, and directing substantive program matters; policy and program development; and determining and setting legislative and program priorities. She also served from 2015 to 2018 as the Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In that role, she was a trusted advisor to the Surgeon General, providing support on a variety of critical issues, including efforts to combat the opioid crisis.

Prior to serving as Deputy Surgeon General, Dr. Trent-Adams was Deputy Associate Administrator for the HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration. In this role, she helped manage the $2.3 billion Ryan White HIV/AIDS program, which funds medical care, treatment, referrals and support services for uninsured and underserved people living with HIV disease, as well as training for health care professionals.

In 2017, Dr. Trent-Adams earned the International Red Cross Florence Nightingale Medal, the highest international honor that can be bestowed upon a nurse. Among her other recognitions is a Distinguished Service Medal for sustained leadership, dedication, and service at the highest levels while serving as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and Deputy Surgeon General. Dr. Trent-Adams is also the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal for her leadership during the Commissioned Corps response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa; and the Surgeon General’s Medallion for service as acting Surgeon General from April to September 2017.

Dr. Trent-Adams earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Hampton University and in 1987 was commissioned into the U. S. Army as a graduate of the University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.  Trent-Adams received a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Health Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore; and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

She is a fellow in the National Academy of Medicine, American Academy of Nursing, National Academy of Practice, and the NLN Academy of Nursing Education. Dr. Trent-Adams is also a member of the U.S. Army ROTC Hall of Fame.

Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Welcomes 8-time EMMY Winner Maynard Eaton as Endowed Professor

HAMPTON, VA (Sept. 6, 2022) – Hampton University, one of the nation’s leading Historically Black Colleges & Universities, today announced the addition of award-winning newsman Maynard Eaton to the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. A 1971 Hampton University graduate, Eaton is an eight-time, EMMY-winning journalist and the first African American local newsman at WVEC – Channel 13 in Hampton. 

“We are honored to welcome Endowed Professor Eaton to our school,” said Julia A. Wilson, dean of the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. “Professor Eaton is a veteran journalist and local pioneer in the television industry, with vast experience and expertise in covering high-profile news stories.  

“I know Professor Eaton will inspire our students with his skills in investigative reporting and his knowledge of media ethics and America’s formative Civil Rights Era. His exceptional journalistic mastery and high standards of ethics will be invaluable in helping us develop culturally literate, diverse, and internationally competitive journalists and strategic communicators,” Wilson said. 

For more than 40 years, Eaton has conducted numerous high-profile news reports and interviews with heads of state, political luminaries, renowned entertainers, athletes, and civil rights leaders. For the past decade, he has served as National Communications Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy organization.  Eaton continues to write feature articles for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Black News & Views and the Spelman College Messenger.

Eaton has garnered many prestigious awards and accolades including a Gannett News Service reporting award, 2008 Journalist of the Year by the Rainbow/PUSH civil rights group, eight EMMY Awards for TV news reporting/writing, two Atlanta Association of Black Journalist awards for his excellence in writing and reporting, and several honors from the National Association of Black Journalists.  

Eaton earned his Master’s of Arts degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was mentored by the late Fred Friendly (former president of CBS News), and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts from Hampton University. In addition to teaching writing and content editing classes, Eaton will teach JAC 454 Civil Rights Era & the Media, and JAC 404 Media Ethics.

About Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications

The Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications is committed to preparing its students with a high-quality and well-rounded education for global careers in journalism and strategic communications. SHSJC emphasizes accuracy, balance, fairness, integrity and high ethical standards. The Scripps Howard brand is internationally renowned as a foundation that promotes supporting and enabling aspiring journalists. Website:

Hampton Takes Center Stage at the 94th Academy Awards

The 94th Oscars celebration was this past Sunday and we know what everyone is talking about– how Hampton University represented! Here are some of the pictures from the event.
Behind the Scenes, with Jack Manning HU Alum Jack Manning was on the red carpet and behind the scenes. Here are some of the snapshots he captured.


To help expand the diversity of the talent that will shape the future of robotics, Amazon has invested in a number of academic engagements with colleges and universities, including a new collaboration with Hampton University.

At Hampton University, a historically black college and university (HBCU) based in Hampton, Virginia known for its cutting-edge STEM research, Amazon Robotics is funding the establishment of a robotics degree program.

By investing in developing Hampton’s robotics program, Amazon supports building expansive learning opportunities for faculty and students by offering cloud-based robotics research, infrastructure improvements, and STEM-based activities to increase the overall talent pipeline. The goal is to create an undergraduate curriculum that will lead to both advanced robotics degrees as well as robotics careers within industry.

“We are very thankful Amazon Robotics has invested in Hampton University and its students for this project which will enable the growth and development of the next generation of diverse STEM scholars,” said William R. Harvey, Hampton University president. “Amazon Robotics recognizes the stellar talent that comprises Hampton University’s faculty, staff, and students to launch this program. I look forward to seeing what innovations will blossom from this cutting-edge partnership.”

Amazon funding will assist with establishing:

  • A new research laboratory in an existing space
  • A one-year faculty position dedicated to artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • A senior capstone course where students will receive side-by-side mentorship from leading researchers, software developers, and engineers at Amazon
  • The expansion of kindergarten through grade 12 programming, including an annual drone camp aimed at encouraging high school and middle school students from historically underrepresented backgrounds to pursue degrees in STEM and robotics

“This will not only build infrastructure inside the school, but it also provides funding for Hampton to go out into the community,” said Tye Brady, chief technologist for Amazon Robotics. “That will allow Hampton to share the excitement of robotics and the excitement of engineering with those who may not have had exposure to it yet.”

Hampton’s existing relationship with Amazon — its computer science students participate in AWS training and certification — provided an avenue to explore the robotics opportunity. It also provided Hampton an opportunity to both revive a dormant project and to allow its faculty to expand their own knowledge.

“Several years back, we were engaged with a cross section of HBCUs in a robotics initiative to get our students interested in computer science through introducing them to robotics,” explained Jean Muhammad, chair of the Hampton computer science department. “That was a great project that fell to the wayside, and it included a course in robotics that students really liked. So we’re pleased to add robotics back. We’re also very excited about getting more engaged with AI and machine learning.

“Quite a few of us have experience in AI, but we have not had as much experience in machine learning. I look at this as a way not only to get back into the robotics space, but for both our faculty — and then subsequently our students — to build capacity in those other areas that are all tied together. Our faculty is quite excited about this as well.”

Hampton students will also receive free AWS credits, allowing them to use AWS tools and computational power for robotics projects. Hampton officials said they hope to eventually create a master’s degree in robotics for their students, and noted that the nature of Amazon’s support makes that much more achievable.

“Amazon had a unique approach. They asked, ‘What do you want and what do you need?’ Then they said, ‘Put something together that’s going to benefit you and let us see how we can help you achieve that,’” Muhammad said. “We have a lot of industries that approach us in engineering and computer science. It’s not often that we get someone that comes in with that approach.”

Muhammad also emphasized that Amazon’s willingness to encourage and incorporate feedback from Hampton was a crucial part of the collaboration. “Sometimes we told Amazon, ‘This idea is great, but if you did this it would be greater.’ And then they said, ‘Don’t worry, we’ll get you that’ and ‘OK, we can do that.’ I haven’t seen that before.”

“Not only does that support help ensure the program launches smoothly,” Harrison noted, “It also goes a long way toward ensuring it can be a success. What does a successful program look like? It looks like a partnership; it looks like a true collaboration between Amazon and an HBCU. It looks like this.”

Hampton University to Offer Free Room, Board and Tuition to Ukrainian and International Students Studying in Ukraine Displaced by Ongoing Conflict

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HAMPTON, Va. (March 16, 2022) — In a humanitarian effort to help those college students and families affected by the current conflict in Ukraine, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey has announced that it will invite 50-100 Ukrainian and international college students presently studying in Ukraine to continue their education on HU’s campus this summer. 

“The collective Hampton University faculty, staff and students are heart-broken because the war-torn country of Ukraine must deal with atrocities like the bombing of maternity wards, hospitals and other civilian areas,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey. “I think this partnership is something that can be beneficial to a great number of students and families.  My entire career has been focused on helping people to achieve and meet their goals.” 

Ukrainian and international college students affected by the combat will be able to attend classes at Hampton for the 2022 Summer Session, receive room, board and tuition for the summer, and have the option to stay at Hampton at the regular tuition and fees rates once the Summer Session is over. 

In 2019, Dr. Harvey reached out to Dr. Rodney Smith, the President of the University of the Bahamas, the former Vice President for Administrative Services at Hampton University, and offered a similar agreement to students from the University of the Bahamas who had their north campus obliterated because of Hurricane Dorian. 

The Hampton University Ukrainian Initiative invites international and Ukrainian students forced to flee Ukraine to continue their studies at Hampton University. We are accepting applications for the six-week summer session, which begins June 14, 2022. The University is offering tuition, room and board for the six-week summer session, only.

Here are links to the

Please note the following:

  • The deadline for applications and medical records is Monday, May 16, 2022.
  • Medical records must be emailed to
  • Admitted students may enroll in up to nine credit hours – three of which will be a required, special topics course developed especially for international and Ukrainian students.

All inquiries should be sent to:

Inquiries should include student’s: 1. academic discipline (major); 2. academic level (professional, graduate, or undergraduate school); 3. an active email address.

In New Book Acclaimed Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Shares His Guide for Students’ Success While In College

An Icon in Higher Education Shares His Principles for Student Success

HAMPTON, Va. – In his inspiring and motivational new book, A Guide To Student Success In College, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey, an icon of higher education, shares the insights and philosophy that his four decades of leadership in higher education have proven successful for college students.

Published by Kendall Hunt, the book is on sale now ($24.99, hardcover) in the Hampton University Bookstore and will be available soon on Dedicated to his three children, Kelly Renee, William Christopher and Leslie Denise, the book outlines Dr. Harvey’s “Principles for Success” that he has crafted throughout a remarkable life and legendary career. The topics discussed span from Preparing for College, Parental Guidance, Financing Higher Education Today, The College Experience, Significant Life Skills for Success and the Value of the College Community.

During Dr. Harvey’s tenure as one of the longest serving higher education presidents in the United States, the student enrollment at Hampton University increased from approximately 2,700 students to a high of over 6,300. Moreover, the average SAT score of entering freshmen increased approximately 300 points! As a result, Hampton attracts the best and the brightest students in the nation who excel immensely. Hampton students have been selected as finalists and recipients of prestigious international awards, including the Rhodes Scholarship, the Schwarzman Scholarship, and the Morse Scholarship, and secured coveted internships and entry into highly competitive programs.

In one particularly poignant account, Harvey describes the need for parents to place an importance on education and introducing the concept of college early in the lives of students and the positive results that result from it. “Attending college was not an option in my household. It was expected. My love for learning began early in life. It was fueled by the importance placed on education by my parents. They instilled in me a concept that I continue to subscribe to today and share with others— Education opens doors that can lead to success for those who take advantage of its opportunities.”

Another chapter deals with the importance of responsible personal behavior. As he notes, “The image you project is the one that will follow you. An individual never gets a second chance to make a first impression. Your personal behavior, responsible or irresponsible, becomes the standard that you set for yourself and demonstrate to the world.” Dr. Harvey’s advice about how individuals both carry themselves and the influence of the media are timely as more and more colleges, universities and future employers are researching potential hires.

“This is an absolutely excellent book by Dr. William R. Harvey which covers all aspects of student development services for the past, present, and future. The book is so comprehensive that a copy should be in every library as well as each person’s home,” said Dr. Joffre T. Whisenton, Former Southern University System of Louisiana President.

“During my years of service at the United States Department of Education, Dr. Harvey, as the Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and President of Hampton University, significantly impacted key policy, regulatory, and operational matters that affected many colleges and universities – especially schools focused on social mobility. Bill constantly worked with and pushed the Administration, Secretary of Education, and other federal agencies to better support striving first generation, low-income, and under resourced students. As an example, the Department of Education substantially modified its regulatory approach and operations so that tens of thousands of students and families were eligible for hundreds of millions of dollars in financial resources that would have otherwise been unavailable,” said James W. Runcie, Former United States Department of Education Federal Student Aid — Chief Operating Officer.

Having had a front row seat to the matriculation of multiple generations of college students, Dr. Harvey definitely knows what is required for student success in college. This book is a blue print to help prepare futures generations of students and their families for the college experience.

You can purchase your copy today at the Hampton University Bookstore.

For media requests and additional information, contact Matthew White, Hampton University Director of University Relations at (757) 727-5253 or

About Dr. William R. Harvey
Dr. William R. Harvey has served as President of Hampton University for 40 years, making him one of the longest-serving presidents of a college or university in America. During his tenure, he has introduced innovations that have solidified Hampton’s stellar position among the nation’s colleges and universities. His extraordinary leadership is reflected in the growth and quality of the University’s student population, academic programs, physical facilities and financial base. During Dr. Harvey’s 40 years of visionary leadership 92 new programs have been introduced, 30 new structures dot the landscape of the campus surrounded three sides by water and the university’s endowment has grown 1003% from $29 million to $320 million and growing. Dr. Harvey has transformed Hampton University into a world-class leader in higher education. He has received appointments to national boards by six presidents of the United States and led important community and educational initiatives in Virginia.

Hampton University has built the first proton therapy cancer treatment center in the Commonwealth of Virginia — an unparalleled hub for cancer treatment, research and technology. Hampton University is the first and only HBCU to have 100% control of a NASA mission and Hampton has four satellites / instruments currently in orbit.

Dr. Harvey is also the author of several books, his most recent, The Principles of Leadership: The Harvey Leadership Model (2019).