Ulysses Hammond was appointed Connecticut College’s vice president for administration in February 2000. Hammond serves as the chief administrative and business operations officer and is coordinator of the College’s legal and community affairs. Currently, Hammond is leading the College’s $85 million, 10-year campus renewal effort. The renewal plan focuses on restoring campus buildings, walkways, roadways and vistas in the College’s overall effort to embrace technology in learning environments, revitalize student residential life, boost energy efficiency and modernize the 100-year-old-campus. Hammond recently led the construction of a new $8 million fitness center on campus, completed the construction of a $25 million science center for biology, botany and computer science, and led the $10 million renovation of the College’s library.
A leader on campus and in the community, Hammond has earned numerous honors and awards, including the 2012 Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut's William Crawford Distinguished Service award, the 2010 Liberty Bank Willard McRae Community Diversity Award, 2010 Paul Harris Rotary International Award, 2009 Connecticut College Martin Luther King, Jr. Service Award, 2008 Dominion Power Strong Men & Strong Women Excellence in Leadership Award, 2008 OIC Community Champion Award, 2008 Boy Scouts of America Outstanding Leadership Award, and the 2006 State of Connecticut Man of the Year Award. Hammond is also the recipient of the "Measure of a Man" Award from the Washington Inter-Alumni Council of the College Fund/United Negro College Fund and was the co-founder of the Tutoring for Success/Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program in the New London public schools.
Hammond is president of New London's Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Trust Fund. He also is past chair of the Board of Directors at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, and is the past board chair of both the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. In addition, he currently serves on the Connecticut Hospital Association Board, the Connecticut Judicial Selection Commission, the Connecticut Legal Services Board, and is a Chelsea Groton Bank Corporator. He also tutors at the Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London and sings in the Men’s Chorus at Shiloh Baptist Church in New London, where he also assumes a leadership role in mentoring young men. Additionally, he volunteers at the New London Meal Center as a member of the Rotary Club of New London.
He received his bachelor's degree in political science from Kenyon College, master's degree in public administration from Wayne State University, juris doctorate from Wayne State University Law School and Honorary Doctor of Laws from Kenyon College.