Howard University 2016-2017 Annual Report

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

I am pleased to share with you the Howard University Annual Report for FY 2016-17. I am grateful for all of the progress we have made together as an institution while remaining mindful of the challenges that lie ahead. Howard University is dedicated to our mission of creating academic scholars who pride themselves on their commitment to truth and service.

Thank you for your support and devotion to the Capstone, as we take our beloved University to the next level of academic excellence. By being good stewards of our financial resources, we can ensure that as much of it as possible is being applied to realizing our shared vision of moving Howard forward.

Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

Monday, April 30, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

I am pleased to announce that the University will confer four honorary degrees during the 2018 commencement convocation.
This year’s honorees include actor and alumnus Chadwick Boseman who will deliver the 2018 Howard University commencement address and be awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. A native of South Carolina, Boseman graduated from Howard University and attended the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford. After which Boseman began his career as an actor, director, and writer. He starred as T'Challa/Black Panther in the Marvel Studios worldwide phenomena “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War.”

2018 Commencement Speaker Announcement

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,

I am excited to announce that award-winning actor, and proud son of Howard, Chadwick Boseman will welcome the Class of 2018 as the commencement orator during Howard University’s 150th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 12, 2018. Mr. Boseman will address members of the Class of 2018, their families, University trustees, officers, faculty, staff, and alumni. Howard University will confer upon Mr. Boseman the University’s highest honor, an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters.

Chadwick Boseman was born in South Carolina and went on to attend Howard University, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He then attended the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England after which he went on to enjoy early success as a stage actor, writer, and director.

The Road Forward

Friday, April 13, 2018

Dear Howard University Community:
Over the course of the past several days, I have had the benefit of hearing members of our broad and diverse community speak movingly about their Howard University experience. They have shared the personal moments that connect them to this institution and affirmed their intentions to make Howard her absolute best. Our beloved University is the result of generations of a collective body committed to moving forward to achieve excellence in every endeavor. Without a doubt, Howard is a labor of love.
The words of our own Howard Thurman, an author, philosopher, theologian, educator, civil rights leader, and the first Dean of the Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel (1932-1944) best capture my introspection in these moments:

Preliminary Investigation Report

Monday, April 9, 2018

Dear Howard University Community,