Monday, June 22, 2015


Howard University Appoints Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh,

Provost And Chief Academic Officer

WASHINGTON (June 22, 2015) – Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick announced today the appointment of Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh as Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Howard University. Dr. Wutoh previously served as Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Assistant Provost, International Programs at Howard University. As Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Wutoh succeeds Dr. Michael R. Winston. Dr. Winston has served as Academic Counsel to the President since November 2013 and Provost since September 2014. He will continue to serve as Academic Counsel to the President. 

“Since Dr. Wutoh’s arrival at Howard University as an Assistant Professor in 1996, he has displayed amazing leadership inside and outside the classroom,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University. “Dr. Wutoh’s work as Assistant Provost for International Programs – working across virtually every school, college, and department on campus – has expanded the University’s reach by forging strong international relationships that present our students, faculty, and staff with new and exciting opportunities abroad.”

In addition to his most recent role as Dean, College of Pharmacy and Assistant Provost for International Programs, since 2002, Dr. Wutoh has served as Director, Center for Minority Health Services Research, as well as Director, Center of Excellence, (funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration).
“I am humbled and honored to be asked to serve as Provost and Chief Academic Officer,” said Dr. Wutoh. “Howard University is a historic institution that has educated some of the world’s greatest minds. With that, I accept my charge of implementing President Frederick’s vision for even greater academic excellence.”

Dr. Wutoh’s passion for research has resulted in more than $50 million in grants from several sources, including the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the United States Agency for International Development; the Health Resources and Service Administration; and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

A practicing pharmacist in Maryland since 1990, Dr. Wutoh is an alumnus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biochemistry in 1987. Dr. Wutoh then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in 1990 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacy Practice and Administration in 1996.

In addition to his academic career, Dr. Wutoh has extensive experience in managed healthcare. Other areas of interest and expertise include minority access to novel medical therapies, medication compliance, post-marketing assessment, clinical trial protocol and evaluation, survival analyses, and the role of stress in the functioning of health care professionals.

Dr. Wutoh is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the University of Oklahoma Faculty Leadership Institute Fellow (1996); Howard University Excellence Award for Outstanding Pharmacy Faculty (1998); and Howard University Pharmacy Alumni Association, Distinguished Faculty Award (2007).

About Howard University:
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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