Hampton University to mark 150 years since founding, 40th anniversary of President Dr. William R. Harvey
‘Celebrating a legacy and a legend of Excellence’ to include year-long series of events, activities
HAMPTON, VA. – Hampton University, a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education and a leader among the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), has begun preparations for twin celebrations in 2018 – the university’s 150th anniversary of its founding as Hampton Institute in 1868, and a celebration of the unparalleled executive tenure of Dr. William R. Harvey, HU’s president for the past 40 monumental years.
“Celebrating a Legacy and a Legend of Excellence” is the theme of a combined series of events and observances over the coming year. The celebration, with planning and preparation led by Hampton University students, administrators, faculty, alumni, sponsors and the Hampton community, begins this month.
“We look forward to celebrating with the global community, residents of the Common-wealth, and anyone who values educational excellence,” said Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President. “As we embark upon the university’s 150th anniversary and my 40th anniversary as president of Hampton, we’ll reflect on the stellar achievements and un-deniable progress that this university has accomplished.”
“We welcome the participation of businesses, organizations and other partners who wish to support this once-in-a-lifetime observance,” Harvey said. “We look forward to producing leaders who will change the world in the next 150 years.”