Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick Named 17th President of Howard University
The Howard University Board of Trustees accepted the unanimous recommendation of the Presidential Search Committee and voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS, as the University’s 17th President during a meeting on Monday evening.
The Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was comprised of all of the University’s stakeholder groups: students, represented by the president of the Howard University Student Association; alumni, represented by the president of the Howard University Alumni Association; faculty, represented by two Faculty Senate appointees; and a representative of the Howard University Staff Organization. The Committee included 15 alumni, nine trustees, including two trustees emeriti, five academicians, the Attorney General of California, a Vice President of the Lumina Foundation, and the Mayor of Atlanta.
Dr.Frederick has served as the University’s interim president since October 2013. A respected scholar, surgeon, researcher and administrator, he previously served as Howard’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer, charged with oversight of Howard's 13 schools and colleges, as well as its health sciences enterprise.
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