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    2013 Alumni Trustee Elections Candidate Biographies  


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Charles M. Boyd, MD, MBA, FACS
Birmingham, Michigan, Bachelor of Science degree (BS) 1987, Howard University College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Charles M. Boyd is the founder and medical director of the Boyd PLLC, a cosmetic surgical practice located in Michigan.  He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude in three years from Howard.  He received his medical degree from Harvard University and his MBA from the University of Michigan.

As the current Alumni Trustee, he serves on the Academic Excellence, Finance, Medical Affairs committees and is the chairman of the Library Sub-committee.  This past Homecoming, he led the coordination of the historic event “For One Night Only” which raised over $250,000 for the library systems.  He will also chair the special library development campaign slated to raise an additional $35 million for the Moorland Spingarn Collection, Undergraduate and Founders libraries.  Having committed $1 million to the Campaign for Howard, he has donated over $30,000 in the past 3 years.  An avid humanitarian, he travels annually to Kenya as part of a medical mission to repair children with cleft lips and palates.

Dr. Boyd serves on the Board of Directors for the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD); Bethany Kids, an organization that provides healthcare to children and adults in East Africa; and the Board of Primaeva Medical, Inc.  A highly in-demand national physician trainer, he participates in global research activities and has authored several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.  He has been featured and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Oprah Magazine, Essence, Vogue, and the Washington Post, and he has received numerous professional and academic honors.

 

Don Christian, CPA, CISA
Fulton, Maryland, Bachelor of Business degree (BBA) 1990, Howard University School of Business

Don Christian has had a long and enduring passion for Howard University, both as a student leader and incredibly active alumnus. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the School of Business and is currently the Advisory Leader for the East Region and the Washington Metro market at PricewaterhouseCoopers.  For over a decade Don has served as PWC’s Firmwide Relationship Partner to Howard University. In this role, he has been an active and engaged leader on the ground, frequently speaking at and fundraising for the school, and helping mentor and develop students.  Through direct and credited contributions, Don has raised over $145,000 for the University.  For his contributions to HUSB, Don was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus at the School of Business’ 40th Anniversary.

Don currently serves on the Board of Visitors for HUSB and the Advisory Board for the Howard University Center for Accounting Education.  He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and has been an active leader in the community, previously serving as a Board Member for The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, The Healthcare Chaplaincy, the National Association of Black Accountants, and the Howard University Charter School of Mathematics and Science.  Given Don's leadership experience, unwavering allegiance to Howard University, and business acumen, Don will be an outstanding Alumni Trustee dedicated to academic excellence, fundraising and accountability at Howard University.

Don is married to Howard University alumna Dawna Christian and resides in Fulton, Maryland with their four children.

 

Ms. Phylicia Rashad
Mount Vernon, New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA) 1970, Howard University College of Arts and Sciences
 
Ms. Rashad has directed August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone at the Mark Taper Forum, Paul Stovall’s Immediate Family at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Lorraine Hansberry’s  A Raisin in the Sun at Ebony Repertory Theatre, the Kirk Douglas Theatre and Westport Playhouse, and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean at Seattle Repertory Theatre.  Broadway: August Osage County, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Cymbeline, (Lincoln Center Theatre,)August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean (Tony nomination), A Raisin in the Sun (Tony and Drama Desk Awards), Into the Woods, Dreamgirls, The Wiz. Off-Broadway: The Story, Helen, Everybody’s Ruby, Blue, Bernarda Alba.Regional theater: Every Tongue Confess, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Medea. Films: Good Deeds. For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Frankie and Alice, Just Wright, Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored, Loving Jezebel, The Visit. Films for TV: Steel Magnolias, A Raisin In The Sun (NAACP Image Award, Emmy and SAG nominations) The Old Settler, Free of Eden. TV series: The Cosby Show, Cosby.  

Ms. Rashad holds a BFA degree from the College of Fine Arts at Howard University and was the first recipient of the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre at Fordham University.

 

Frank C. Weaver, MBA
Alexandria, Virginia, Bachelor of Science degree (BSEE) 1972, Howard University School of Engineering, Architecture, and Computer Science

Dr. Frank C. Weaver has over 30 years of aerospace and telecommunication experience in government and industry. Currently, he is the President of Astro Management Enterprises that provides consulting services in those fields.

As Director, Telecommunications Policy, in the Washington, DC Government Relations Office of The Boeing Company from 1998-2013, he was responsible for coordinating corporate telecommunications requirements and securing approval from the Executive and Legislative branches of government.  From 1993-1997, Dr. Weaver was appointed by President Clinton as Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation in the Federal Aviation Administration.

Dr. Weaver holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Doctor of Science (Honorary) from Saint Augustine's College, and a Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary) - Shaw Divinity School. 

From 1999-2013, he served as the Boeing Executive Focal for Howard University, with responsibility to coordinate all activities such as scholarship grants and hiring.  He also serves on the Board of Visitors at Howard University’s Schools of Business and Engineering.  In 2002, Dr. Weaver arranged the first ever nationwide satellite broadcast of the homecoming football game to alumni.

As a Howard student, he was a Drew Hall resident assistant, a member of Campus Pals, Alpha Phi Omega national service fraternity, Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society, and was listed in Who’s Who In American Universities. He later joined the Alpha Omega graduate chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

 

 

 

 

 
 
     

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