Coupled with our mission to provide an educational experience of exceptional quality and our commitment to produce distinguished global leaders, we are embarking on a forward trajectory that positions Howard University as a model of excellence in academics and operations. “Howard Forward 2024” articulates attainable aspirations for a more sustainable future and outlines five over-arching priorities that we are uniquely positioned to address.

Wayne A. I. Frederick M.D., MBA
President, Howard University

The Strategic Planning Process

The pace of today’s market dictates the need for Howard University to be agile and compelled to move forward, faster. Our strategic planning process emphasized working as a collective—to be inclusive and transparent in creating a strategic plan that would provide wayfinding toward our future.

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Strategic Plan


Strategic Pillars

Enhance Academic Excellence

We will enhance academic excellence by supporting faculty, research and student development, academic rigor and retention through strategic recruitment and continuous improvement of academic programs.

Inspire New Knowledge

We will reward innovation in instruction, research, entrepreneurship, collaboration and capacity building that maximizes our impact, and challenges, enlightens and inspires our faculty and students to change the world.

Serve The Community

We will serve our diverse community with high impact outreach and collaborative partnerships across divisions and beyond campus borders, while cultivating an atmosphere of inclusivity, wellness and civility.

Improve Efficiency & Effectiveness

We will improve efficiency and effectiveness with investments in upgraded technology and systems to promote process automation and strategic incentive programing for customer satisfaction metrics, while consistently delivering the highest quality ...

Achieve Financial Sustainability

We will achieve financial sustainability through revenue diversification, process optimization, asset management, fundraising and investment in high return business opportunities, communicating in transparency and operating with accountability, all...