HU In The District

Friday, February 8, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,


I am pleased to deliver “Howard University in the District of Columbia,” a comprehensive report that provides an overview of the University’s contributions to the District of Columbia and our steadfast commitment to social impact.


Our beloved institution is a significant contributor to the Washington, D.C. economy, with more than 9,500 alumni living in the District. Spending more than $800 million annually to contribute to the District’s local economy, we also employ more than 1,500 D.C. residents. Additionally, Howard provides free legal services for residents, operates workforce development programs, offers healthcare services to DC’s most vulnerable populations, and our students, faculty, staff, and alumni offer a helping hand via a plethora of service learning initiatives.


New Appointment: Interim Dean of the Graduate School

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Howard University Community,


I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Dana A. Williams as the Interim Dean of the Graduate School, as a search committee is formed to begin the task of identifying a new dean. Dr. Gary Harris, Dean of the Graduate School, will be taking a sabbatical leave effective February 1, 2019. 


Dr. Williams is a professor of African American Literature and chair of the Department of English. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Grambling State University, and her masters and Ph.D. in English from Howard University. Her previous academic appointments include a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University and a faculty fellowship at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University. 


Our Path Forward. HOWARD FORWARD

Friday, January 25, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,


For more than 151 years, Howard University has been a leader in groundbreaking research, excellent academic programs, and service to our community: our beloved institution ranks among the best in the nation.


Today, we are poised to inspire new knowledge and lead in employing innovative approaches to solve the world’s most contemporary problems through disciplines such as technology, science, healthcare, big data, business, liberal and fine arts, to name a few.


Shortly after I became president, I emphasized the need for the University community to work as a collective—to be inclusive and transparent in creating a strategic plan that would provide wayfinding toward our future.


Truth and Service Personified

Monday, January 21, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,
The Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday represents a time for us to unite as a nation in solidarity.

New Appointment: Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Dear Howard University Community,
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rubin Patterson as Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences (COAS) at Howard University effective July 1, 2019. Dr. Patterson has served as the Chairman of the Department of Sociology and Criminology at Howard University since 2014. He also serves as the Chairman of the University Middle States Accreditation Self Study.  

In his new role, reporting to Dr. Anthony Wutoh, Howard University provost and chief academic officer, Dr. Patterson will oversee all aspects of academic and administrative affairs for COAS.