President Dr. William R. Harvey In the Media

New Haven Symposium Eyes Importance of Minority Teachers

NEW HAVEN >> For students of color, it’s important to have “teachers who look like you,” but for various reasons, “most African-American students entering college are not choosing to enter the education profession,” William Harvey, president of Hampton University, told a crowd of 150 people Thursday night.

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Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey Tops $3 Million in Cash Donations to 'Home By the Sea'

HAMPTON , Va., Jan. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With Dr. and Mrs. William R. Harvey's latest $100,000 gift to the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute, HU's University President has given more than $3 million to the institution of higher learning that has grown exponentially under his leadership.

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President William Harvey Tells His, HU's Story to Hampton History Museum

HAMPTON — Hampton University president William R. Harvey spent Thursday night writing the tales of his nearly 40 years leading the institution into Hampton History Museum's records.

In front of a capacity crowd, made up mostly of HU students, Harvey told some of the "zillion" stories he said he has from his life's work.

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VDOT Vows Not to Take Land From Hampton University for I-64, HRBT Expansion

The Virginia Department of Transportation has vowed not take any land from Hampton University in its quest to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and Interstate 64.

Instead, VDOT will expand I-64 within the current right of way, using the median for part of the expansion from four to six lanes, according to Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne.

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HU President Gives $100,000 for Scholarships

Hampton University President William Harvey has donated $100,000 to the university to provide scholarships for students taking classes in its leadership institute.

Harvey and his wife Norma are giving the funds in honor of Harvey's late father, W. D. C. Harvey. Recipients of the scholarships, 100 in total over the next four years, will obtain an 18-hour minor in minor in leadership studies from the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute.

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HU’s First Family Dines At White House State Dinner

Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma B. Harvey attended the Nordic State Dinner at the White House on May 13. The dinner capped a one-day summit that included discussions about terrorism, climate change, clean energy and Europe’s ongoing refugee crisis. Dr. Harvey and his wife were among 350 guests who attended the dinner that was held under an imposing tent on the South Lawn, according to news reports.

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Hampton University President Harvey Giving $1M-Plus to Talladega College

TALLADEGA, Ala. ― Hampton University President William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma, have given more than $1 million to Talladega College to help establish a museum that will be home to the renowned Hale Woodruff Amistad Murals, the college announced Wednesday.

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William Harvey, Hampton University President, Reflects On 35 Years at the Helm of an HBCU

There are few places in Hampton University President William Harvey’s life where he doesn’t enjoy the best view. From his multi-million dollar new student cafeteria overlooking the Hampton River, to the top floor of the university-owned Harbour Center the city’s tallest building, to outer space where he pioneered the first NASA mission to be managed entirely by an HBCU, Harvey not only has a birds-eye view, but a real scope and broad appreciation for the things he observes.

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For the ‘Big Ask,’ Some Presidents Look Within

Day after day, college presidents seek donations for their institutions, and they hope to land some big ones. Sometimes the money they raise is their own.

Chief executives who have donated tens of thousands of dollars or more to their own institutions often have a particular cause that moves them, like helping students with scholarships or other aid...

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HU President, Wife to Donate $1 Million to Alabama College

HAMPTON — Hampton University President William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma Harvey, recently made a commitment to donate at least $1 million to an Alabama college. It's the largest gift in the institution's history, the college announced.

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Hampton University Shares in $75M First In The World Grants Program

The U.S. Department of Education announced the 24 colleges and universities who cumulatively were awarded $75 million from the First In The World (FITW) four-year grants program. Almost 500 institutions applied after the grants program was proposed in May.

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Citizen of the Year: Dr. William Harvey

Dr. William R. Harvey, president of Hampton University, is the Daily Press Citizen of the Year for 2010. The HU Proton Therapy Institute, which opened in 2010, is the capstone of his more than three decades of service to the university and to the local, state and national communities.

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Hampton University President on All-Time Top 5 Lists

Hampton University's President William R. Harvey was recently named one of the top five Historically Black Colleges and University presidents of all time by State of HBCUs and HBCU Digest.

The publications citied qualities such as entrepreneurship, community building, and social, political, and economic advancement.

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Enter Agreement with EPA to Strengthen Environmental Research

HAMPTON — Hampton University, Norfolk State University, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality signed an agreement Monday to continue a partnership that will lead to more minority students entering environmental research fields.

The agreement continues an EPA program at HU and NSU, called LEAP — Linking Environmental and Academic Programs.

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Hampton First Downtown Plan Coming Together

HAMPTON — The options include an urban beach, cleverly disguised parking garage and living space — lots of it.

The downtown plan being created by Hampton First is taking shape, and the group will likely present its vision to the Hampton City Council in the next few months.

"If the city buys into the plan, that's just the beginning — that is this plan's commencement," said Hampton University President William R. Harvey, who heads the group.

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Hampton University Expanding Its Footprint

HAMPTON — As Hampton University continues to expand its academic programs, the institution's physical presence is stretching well beyond its historic campus and into the greater Hampton Roads region.

Hampton University's growth into neighboring areas, however, has drawn a mixed reaction from neighbors of its latest project.

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William R. Harvey (Chair) - White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities U.S. Department of Education

William R. Harvey has served as president of Hampton University since 1978. During his tenure, he has increased enrollment, raised the endowment, raised the average SAT scores for entering freshmen, and implemented innovative programs which have led to increased opportunities for Hampton graduates.

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