Dr. Daniel Wims
Provost, Alabama A&M University
Dr. Daniel K. Wims has over 15 years of progressive administrative experience in various governmental and higher education organizations. Dr. Daniel K. Wims is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Alabama A&M University. Dr. Wims brings a wealth of experience to the position and over 15 years of progressive administrative experience. He formerly served as the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Fort Valley State University, an 1890 land-grant university. Other positions held include assistant vice president for student affairs, director of the Division of Agricultural Sciences, director of institutional research, director of the Small Farm Research and Resource Development Center and several other positions involved in providing educational opportunities to nontraditional and minority students.
The Georgia native has a myriad of experiences ranging from working as a Graduate Research and Administrative Assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park, to serving as a Soil Conservationist for the United States Department Of Agriculture in both New York and Ohio. These experiences, coupled with his dedication to higher education for minority students, have afforded him the opportunity to assist hundreds of students to realize educational goals that may have otherwise been unattainable. Additionally, he has expertise in youth, rural and community development, conflict resolution, leadership development, social and educational research, budgeting, program planning and development, and program review and evaluation.
Dr. Wims received the Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy in June of 1987 from Fort Valley State College, and the Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension Education from the Ohio State University in 1989. His terminal degree, the Doctor of Philosophy degree, was received From the University of Maryland –College Park, in August of 1994 in Agricultural Extension and Education, with a cognate In Higher Education Administration. More recently, Dr. Wims has completed continuing education courses and certificate programs in leadership and Theological Education. He is a graduate of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Millennium Program and Hampton University’s Executive Leadership Development Program, along with completion of a continuing education program at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Wims has received several honors and awards from USDA, and fellowships for study and research at the Ohio State University and the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been Omega Man of the Year and recognized as an outstanding young alumnus of Fort Valley State University.
His professional, social and religious affiliations include serving as an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, memberships in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Life Member), Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, NAACP, Urban League, and Fort Valley State University Alumni Association (Life Member).