The HU Strategic Plan: Driving Howard Forward

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.

School of Education Dean Search

Monday, October 9, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
I am pleased to announce that we have reopened the decanal search for the School ofEducation.  Dean Toyin Tofade, College of Pharmacy, has agreed to chair the committee comprised of faculty, students, staff, and alumni.
We anticipate the new dean will bring leadership and vision to the school, while preparing students to work in all arenas associated with the field of urban education.  The dean will promote academic excellence through the educational and research programs of the school, while building alignment with internal and external stakeholders in the field of education. Below is the list ofconfirmed committee members:
School of Education Dean Search Advisory Committee Members
Chair:  Toyin Tofade, Pharm.D.Dean, College of Pharmacy

Title IX Updates from DOE

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dear Howard University Community,
On September 22, the U.S. Department of Education announced an update regarding Title IX as it applies to college and university campuses. With this announcement, the Department ofEducation withdrew specific guidance that the previous administration issued and announced that the Department would begin preparing replacement guidance. The replacement guidance will go through a government rule-making process that includes an opportunity for public comment.  This can sometimes be a lengthy process, and the University will continue to closely monitor any developments or changes that affect Title IX law.

The Tragedy in Las Vegas

Monday, October 2, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
On behalf of the entire Howard University family, I wish to extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the victims, survivors, and their families of last night’s tragic event in Las Vegas. Especially those within our Howard University community who have been affected directly and indirectly.
Words cannot adequately convey the empathy, grief, and dismay that we must share as a nation, and global community, for the senseless acts of violence that have been perpetuated on innocent people. While our nation, once again, faces unsettling times it is our responsibility to seek to determine why these atrocities continue to occur and work toward solutions to prevent them.

A Look Forward to Opening Convocation

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear Howard University Community:
Opening Convocation at Howard University is a time-honored tradition, officially signaling the beginning of the academic year. A time when students, faculty, and staff join together, Opening Convocation is a catalyst for the University community to engage in our legacy-driven traditions and celebrate recent achievements. It is also when we codify our responsibility to selflessly serve our local and global communities while boldly standing for truth and service.