Dr. Walter Kimbrough, president of Philander Smith College, Tuesday was named new president of Dillard University in New Orleans. This being the modern age, Dillard students were on Twitter about the selection even before it was announced and then even more so afterward.
Lots of students were impressed that Kimbrough, 44, is a Twitter user himself. His handle: @hiphopprez. Kimbrough has styled himself as a new-style college leader, with a social justice outreach that saw him lead student trips in support of civil rights and his hiphop lecture series that featured provocative speakers.
But the Twitter handle really caught Dillard students' attention. Example of many, from Twitter user RoxxStarr: "The fact that DU's new President's twitter name is @HipHopPrez makes me like him instantly."