Retired United States Army three-star general Darrell K. Williams ’91 MBA, who currently serves as the 13th president of Hampton University, delivered Smeal’s spring 2023 commencement address.

Williams commended the graduates on their resilience, their ability to learn how to think, and urged them to follow their dreams and lead with integrity.

Brigadier General Samuel Chapman Armstrong founded Hampton in 1868 with the idea of developing ‘leaders of character’ as the North Star,” Williams said. “I dare say this is precisely Penn State’s expectation of you as well.”    – Andy Elder

Darrell Williams