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NEW ORLEANS — Reverend Herbert Brisbon III has been named the university chaplain at Dillard University. A native of Bishopville, South Carolina, Brisbon is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and Wesley Theological Seminary. 

Throughout his career, Reverend Brisbon has served as a community leader and advocate. He is an active member of several boards and committees that advocate for the rights of young people such as the General Board of Higher Education, Summit for Young Clergy, and the Shared Mission Focus on Young People.  Brisbon was the chair of the National Steering Committee and a member of the National United Methodist Student Movement.  As a part of the Asia 2000 Mission Tour, Brisbon served as a missionary in Mainland China, and Mongolia. He also traveled to South Africa and Zimbabwe on missions’ trips.  

Prior to accepting his role at Dillard, Brisbon served as the Interim Pastor of Cheltenham UMC in Cheltenham, Maryland. His ministry has spanned a variety of settings that include starting a new church, pastoring a multi-ethnic cooperative parish, and serving as Howard University’s campus minister. 

"We are pleased to welcome Rev. Brisbon to the Dillard University community. After serving a number of years as chaplain at Howard University, he comes to us with a wealth of knowledge on how to serve a thriving university community,” Dr. Roland Bullard, vice president of Dillard University’s Student Success said in a statement. “Additionally, his pastoral service will be invaluable as he ministers to the broader community of alumni and friends of the University. I am pleased that the students have already begun working with him on an exciting slate of programs for campus ministries. We could not be more excited to have him here.”

Reverend Brisbon is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He was of service to his fraternity by serving as chaplain for the Delta Lambda Alumni and Iota Upsilon Lambda Alumni chapters in Maryland. Brisbon’s official Dillard University welcome will take place at first chapel service of the semester on January 19, 2020. 

For more information about Reverend Herbert Brisbon III’s new role or his welcome service, please contact Dr. Roland Bullard, vice president of Student Success (



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