Happy Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,
Although the celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday varies across this nation, we can agree that the name alone reminds us to recognize our blessings, and joyfully give back to others—being mindful that no matter our circumstances, we each have something of which we can be thankful.
While we navigate through the challenges on our campus, in our nation, and abroad, I am indeed thankful for a University community that continues to support one another, and those in need. I am incredibly grateful for our dedicated, students, faculty, staff, alumni, supporters, and the tireless contributions you make to our institution. It is through your work and dedication that we continue to sustain the University’s mission and uphold our commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service.

Important Updates On Title IX Policy

Friday, November 17, 2017

Dear University Community:
Sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and domestic violence are all grave matters that impact our entire University community. I, along with my administration, continue to manage these matters as a top priority. The Title IX Office is charged with the responsibility of fostering a culture that respects and values the dignity and existence of every person who makes up our amazing University community.
Over the course of several months, the University has thoroughly assessed our Title IX policies and processes, and the University’s response to reports of sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and domestic violence.  This assessment was a solution-driven response to the feedback and inquiries received from numerous students and other members of the University community who have participated in the Title IX process in some manner.

Commemorating Veterans Day

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
I would like to express thanks to the military veterans of our nation for their selfless service and dedication to the freedom and defense of our country. In recognition of the Veterans Day holiday, the University will be closed on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The University will reopen on Monday, Nov.13, 2017.
The Faculty Practice Plan will continue to operate business as usual on Friday because of the nature of the services they render. Only essential employees are expected to report to work on Friday. Essential services include those provided by ETS, WHUR-FM, WHUR-TV, Physical Facilities Management, Public Safety, and the Howard University Hospital.

Presidential Citation

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
During yesterday’s Full Faculty Senate meeting, I had the opportunity to address the group and provide answers to pressing questions on an array of topics. We engaged in thought-provoking and solution-driven dialogue on topics such as emergency response plans, faculty and student research, faculty development, finances, academic prioritization, strategic planning and mechanisms for driving Howard University forward.
At the conclusion of the meeting, I took the opportunity to highlight faculty accomplishments,
and, with excitement, awarded Professor Harrell from the Department of Psychology with a Presidential Citation.

HBCU Meeting Statement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Earlier today, presidents and board chairs representing 27 Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs) convened at Howard University to discuss the challenges specific to HBCUs and collaborative opportunities to advance our collective goals. All HBCU presidents and their board chairs were invited and we were very pleased with today’s turnout. The group formally adopted the name “HBCU Leadership Caucus.”

The convening afforded a unique occasion for the group to privately, openly and honestly discuss meaningful ways to address issues that impact all HBCUs, such as student success, student enrollment, financial matters and governance challenges. Leveraging joint knowledge and insights, we also had a rich dialogue about the future of HBCUs.