Demps Makes History at JU

Dr. and Mrs. (Kenyonn) Julius Demps

On Friday, April 1st, Dr. Julius Demps became the first African American in the university’s 88-year history to earn the esteemed title of Professor of Year. This is the university’s highest faculty honor and it is earned through a faculty vote. Demps, 51, joined the university in 2008.

Dr. Demps has a long history of dedicated services to J.U. His current university activities include conducting Title IX/Sexual Harassment/Civil Rights investigations, serving on the ad-hoc university bylaws committee, Davis College of Business Undergraduate Committee, participation in new student orientation, announcer at commencement ceremonies.

He has also facilitated team-building and leadership seminars with audiences across the U.S. and abroad.  He was most recently appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Baptist Health Foundation, where the mission is to raise funds for the entire hospital system’s various entities.

A graduate of Raines High School, Demps holds multiple advance degrees and holds membership in Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.



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