Served as the first Dean of the Chapel. Reverend Phillip served as the dean as the chapel for more than 40 years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Prairie View College. He furthered his educational experience at Howard University and earned a Master of Theology. Also, Reverend Phillip completed some post graduate studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, New York. While serving as dean of the chapel, Reverend Phillip taught classes in the areas of Philosophy and Negro History. Reverend Phillip retired from Prairie View A&M University in 1969.
He was the first dean of the chapel. He was known as a prolific orator. Under his leadership students, faculty and staff were inspired and encouraged to be the best in their field of discipline. He encouraged people to achieve beyond their potential.