Office of the President: Welcome Home Bison

2018-08-14 00:00:00

Dear Howard University Community,
There is a regular cadence to life on our campus from Opening Convocation to Commencement and everything in between. One of the most meaningful moments is New Student Move-In. A special thanks must be extended to our Department of Residence Life and all of those who volunteered to ensure successful and smooth move-in exercises. 

Office of the President: Customer Service Initiative

2018-08-09 00:00:00

Dear Howard University Employees,
Following yesterday’s Employee Appreciation Day, I am especially reminded that every member of the Howard University family—our faculty and staff—has an impact on the success of our students. Whether directly or indirectly, each of us plays an essential role in enabling Howard to provide exceptional and educational opportunities to fulfill its mission of developing global leaders. We take pride in witnessing our faculty and staff maintain a helpful and service-driven spirit in every interaction.

Office of the President: Honoring Nelson Mandela's Legacy

2018-07-18 00:00:00

On July 18, 1918, before he became the courageous, determined freedom fighter that we are familiar with, Nelson Mandela was given the forename Rolihlahla. In Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, Rolihlahla translates to “pulling the branch of a tree,” though its colloquial meaning more accurately translates to “troublemaker.” Later in life, he was also known by his clan name, Madiba.

Office of the President: Fourth of July

2018-07-03 00:00:00

Dear Howard Community,

On Wednesday, July 4, 2018, the University will be closed in observance of Independence Day.  

Tshinde Isabel Matos

Tshinde Isabel Matos has one year of experience in the community development sector. In 2017, she worked with NGOs on promoting sustainable nutrition through a large-scale food security project in Mozambique. Currently, Tshinde Matos is pursuing a bachelor?s degree in Biotechnology at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, where she also works in data collection and laboratory analysis to support research on the development and deployment of alternative water sources for urban and rural communities.


Tlotliso Makoetlane Bernard

Tlotliso Makoetlane Bernad has eight years’ experience in elected offices. He was the interim minister of finance and the minister of sport for the student representative committee at the National University of Lesotho. Tlotliso was also elected as the president of the Constituency Youth League of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy and Democratic Congress. He served as secretary general for the Public Administration and Political Science Association at his university.


Theesan Vedan

Theesan Vedan qualified as a dentist at the University of the Western Cape in 2012. He went on to graduate from the South African Field Epidemiology Training Programme in 2017. Theesan has with private practices, the military, universities, and the Department of Health. He has a keen interest in supporting the public health sector in South Africa. During the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Theesan hopes to further his knowledge on strategies to strengthen his capacity in public management.

South Africa