Office of the President
Dr. Daniel K. Wims
12th President, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Daniel K. Wims became the 12th President of Alabama A&M University on January 1, 2022, following several productive years as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research. 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.
The product of an HBCU, Fort Valley State, Dr. Wims takes on the leadership role of 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.
The nearly 150-year-old University joins an array of professional, vocational and liberal arts pursuits with a flexible schedule of day and evening classes and distance learning. AAMU offers its students numerous opportunities for increased exposure through its ongoing partnerships and interactions with businesses, industry, government agencies, area institutions and the University's own colleges. The University is a major research center for large companies, foundations, and state and federal agencies.
Parents, students and others are urged to visit AAMU in person or via our website (www.aamu.edu) to hone in on those many factors that make us so unique. Discover why “Service Is Sovereignty.”