The Chair Leadership Academy addresses a range of issues confronting department chairs and academic deans. Through its intense curriculum, members are given tools, strategies, and access to information to help them excel in their positions. Members of the Chair Leadership Academy are an integral part of the network of academic leaders and administrators at Howard University.

Chair Leadership Academy

The 2019-2020 cohort meets regularly to discuss topics of interest and importance to chairs and associate deans because of their many responsibilities and their critically important leadership roles at Howard. The goals of the Chair Leadership Academy help Department Chairs navigate and manage their various duties by:

1) Achieving a Work-Life Balance

2) Developing and Managing Personnel

3) Shaping a Collective Vision

4) Managing Resources and Operations

5) Cultivating a Culture of Assessment

The Chair Leadership Academy builds on the productive working relationships needed to guide departmental growth and change. The Chair Leadership Academy is an eight month long program and members meet monthly (sometimes twice monthly) from August to May. 


In the right column photo, members of the 2018-2019 Chair Leadership Academy with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick in October 2018. Pictured are, front row, (l to r):  Anthony McEachern, Anthony Wilbon, Frederick Ware, Wayne A.I. Frederick, Okianer Christian Dark, Kim Michelle Lewis, Nefertiti Burton, Ginette Okoye Second row, l to r: Dennis Davenport, Monika Daftary, Thomas Foster, Bourama Toni, Indiran Pather, Jacoby Carter, Marjorie Gondre-Lewis, Scott Dantley, D. Renee Winkfield, and Rajni Goel.