November 2013

Capstone October 2012 Howard University  

News from the Office of Human Resources …

By Cherise Rhyns, manager, HR Communications
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Retirement Gala

OHR recently honored the valuable contributions of the esteemed staff and faculty who retired during the 2012-13 academic year.

OHR Served as Host for Education Research Consortium Conference

The Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) has a vision to promote equity and excellence in higher education recruitment worldwide. On Oct. 3, 2013, the Mid-Atlantic HERC fall conference was held at Howard University, hosted by Antwan Lofton, director of Howard’s EEO and Diversity. Visit for a gallery of photos from the conference and a video of the keynote address by Damon A. Williams, senior VP of Boys and Girls Clubs of America.


OHR Employee Spotlight: Ingrid Figaro

Ingrid Figaro is an administrative assistant in the Department of Employee Health.  A Howard employee since January 2004, Figaro is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She enjoys working in her department because of her compassion and selflessness. 

“I’m a caring person,” Figaro says. “I embrace the opportunity to assist and support employees.”

A self-proclaimed “fashion diva,” she enjoys shopping when she’s not working. Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Coach and BCBG are some of her favorite designers. She also spends much of her free time with her family.

Although Figaro attended Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, N.Y., she makes a conscious effort to remain connected to her Caribbean roots. One of her favorite things to do is travel back to Trinidad every year for Carnival.

“I love the culture of Trinidad,” she says. “My best memories are of my earlier days in Trinidad with my family and friends.”

Figaro hopes that her work ethic and kindheartedness are transparent through her actions.  “I’ve been given a second chance and I believe in living life to the fullest,” she says.

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