The board of trustees of Alabama A&M University voted 7-4 in favor of Dr. Daniel K. Wims as the twelfth president of Alabama A&M University. He will take office on January 1.
Alabama A&M University enrolls just over 5,000 undergraduate students and more than 800 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans make up 90 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Wims has been serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs and for research, as well as a professor of agricultural sciences at the university.
Dr. Wims formerly served as the executive vice-president and vice-president for academic affairs, and professor of agricultural sciences at Fort Valley State University in Georgia. Earlier, he was assistant vice president for student affairs and associate professor at South Carolina State University and director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and associate professor of agricultural sciences at Florida A&M University.
Dr. Wims received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy at Fort Valley State University. He holds a master’s degree in agricultural extension and education from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in agricultural extension and education from the University of Maryland College Park.