Dr. Walter Kimbrough proves why he’s the most lit HBCU president time in and time out but this time he’s outdone himself! Dr. Kimbrough has been an amazing representation of both Dillard University and HBCU life in general. He’s active on social media and knows how to galvanize the media to give positive coverage to his institution. With this latest information, Dillard University is definitely about to be a trending topic!
He just announced that Grammy-award winning artist Chance The Rapper will be speaking at Dillard University 2018 Spring Commencement on Saturday May 12, 2018. Dillard has boasted amazing commencement speakers, having singer and Hidden Figures actress Janelle Monae speak at last year’s Spring Commencement. Chance the Rapper is no stranger to the topic of HBCU’s. Last August he boldly proclaimed that he wants to enroll at Clark Atlanta University. It set off a hilarious HBCU bidding war between Clark Atlanta and FAMU, Morehouse, Grambling and Prairie View A&M. Although he isn’t speaking at Clark Atlanta, Dillard University’s commencement is the next best thing.
I was tryna go to Clark ATL. I’m still tryna go. Like not honorary, the full blown ya dig. Can someone help me sign up
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 20, 2017
Having individuals such as Chance The Rapper and Janelle Monae speak at your commencement is a great thing. It gives that graduating class a special moment that they’ll never forget and a chance to interface with a celebrity as acclaimed as Chance. It also brings free visibility to the university and the greatness that is being honored during the graduation ceremonies. Shout out to Dr. Kimbrough and Dillard University for making it happen. We need a livestream link for sure!