As many of you know, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency today after unrest in Charlottesville, Va. This morning, counter-protesters gathered in Emancipation Park in anticipation of a Unite the Right rally, a gathering of White nationalist groups who are promoting White Supremacy. The aim of the rally was to protest the removal of a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Many of you may have read The Washington Post article dated June 24, 2017, which commented on the progress of the relocation and modernization efforts at the Howard Manor. One of the principles of Howard University’s future vision is to ensure that our real estate holdings are positioned for the highest and best use to serve the needs of our students, faculty and staff.
At Howard University Hospital, our highest purpose is the safety and well-being of every patient.
The Board of Trustees is charged with exercising final authority and responsibility for University governance. This is a purview and priority we take very seriously. Our objective is to participate with the Administration and Faculty Senate in a partnership, based on mutual respect, for shared responsibility of the University. Our collective efforts should result in advancing teaching and scholarly excellence, enhancing productivity, and driving Howard University to achieve its unique contemporary mission.