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About Howard University

Howard University is one of the country’s leading private universities.  Founded in 1867 in Washington, DC, it is the home to 13 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional degrees in a number of disciplines.

Founding Date

March 2, 1867 by Civil War hero General Oliver O. Howard


Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA October 2013


Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., Provost & Chief Academic Officer

Academic Divisions

College of Arts & Sciences
Bernard A. Mair, Ph.D, Dean

School of Business
Barron Harvey, Ph.D., Dean

School of Communications
Gracie Lawson-Borders, Ph.D., Dean

College of Dentistry
Dexter A. Woods, D.D.S., Dean

School of Divinity
Alton B. Pollard III, Ph.D., Dean

School of Education
Leslie T. Fenwick, PhD, Dean

School of Engineering, Architecture & Computer Sciences
Lorraine Fleming, Ph.D., Interim Dean

Graduate School
Gary L. Harris, Ph.D., Interim Dean

School of Law
Danielle Holley-Walker, Esq., Dean

College of Medicine
Hugh E. Mighty, M.D., MBA, FACOG , Dean

College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences
Marguerite E. Neita, PhD, MT (ASCP), Interim Dean

College of Pharmacy
Daphne Buchanan Bernard, Pharm. D., C.A.C.P, Interim Dean

School of Social Work
Sandra Crewe, Ph.D., Dean

For more information on Howard’s academic divisions, please visit:


  • Howard University, Main Campus
  • School of Law, West Campus
  • School of Divinity, East Campus
  • Atmospheric Physics, located in Beltsville, MD

Intercollegiate Sciences

  • A Division I-AA program
  • Member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)
  • 19 Varsity Athletic Programs
  • Mascot: Bison
  • Colors: Blue and White

Senior Administrators

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Mission, Vision and Core Values

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University Media


Founded in 1980, Howard University Television, WHUT-TV, was the first African-American-owned public television station in the nation.  It is also the only university-licensed public television station located in the metropolitan Washington viewing area, which includes more than three million households.


The University’s commercial radio station, WHUR-FM, has been broadcasting from more than 34 years and is a leading station in the Washington metropolitan area. It is also the first and only station in the area to broadcast high definition radio.

More Information

For more information about Howard University visit:

Postal Address:
Howard University
2400 6th Street NW
Washington, DC  20059

Main Number:   
(202) 806-6100

View the Media Resources page on this web site.

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