Dr. Daniel K. Wims
12th President, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Daniel K. Wims, the 12th president earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy in June 1987 at Fort Valley State University and the Master of Science degree in agricultural extension from The Ohio State University in 1989. In August 1994, he received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Maryland-College Park. A graduate of Harvard University’s Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Dr. Wims is also a product of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Program and Hampton University’s Executive Leadership Development Program.
Dr. Wims has served at Alabama A&M University for more than a decade as its Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Research, and Professor of Agricultural Sciences. He has amassed several years of experience serving historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and is steeped in the 1890 land-grant tradition. Institutions to which he has provided his devotion and expertise include Fort Valley State University, South Carolina State University, Florida A&M University, Alcorn State University, and Southern University.
As an HBCU product, Dr. Wims takes on the leadership role of at a student-focused institution long committed to academics, scholarly achievement and outreach. The diverse student body is guided by engaging faculty, while constantly upgraded facilities enhance the overall living and learning atmosphere. At the graduate level, AAMU provides earnest scholars with technical, professional and scholastic skills throughout the many programs in teaching, research, and public service, including Cooperative Extension.