Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
In 2016, we embarked on the foundational stages of developing a new strategic plan for the University. The plan will reflect our collective voice and bold vision to drive Howard forward as we continue to strive for excellence in every endeavor.
Howard University has a rich history of responding to the needs of our community and higher education. For 150 years we have prioritized building a culture of academic excellence and rigor while infusing service into our culture. As Howard’s 17th president, my aim is to enhance our legacy, ensure that we maximize our impact, and inspire innovation and excellence for the next generation of Bison.
The Deans of your Schools and Colleges, and University leaders will be reaching out to many of you to invite additional input. This opportunity to provide insights and ideas will be invaluable as we cement our vision for the future. I invite and urge you to engage and contribute to the exciting and demanding work that is before us. This campus-wide effort will build upon the critical feedback we have already received to date from those members of our community that have participated via surveys, focus groups, town hall meetings, and working groups.  
I am confident that our collective efforts and combined expertise will allow us to imagine the ambitious goals and priorities before us. In doing so, we will ensure a vibrant and sustainable institutional future that is focused on providing excellent service to our students, faculty, staff, alumni and broader community.

Excellence in Truth and Service,

Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA