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November 20, 2013

Howard University Alumnus Kasim Reed Re-elected to Second Term As Mayor of Atlanta

Washington, DC - Howard University Alumnus Kasim Reed has been re-elected as Mayor of the City of Atlanta. Reed won a landslide victory.

During his first term in office, Mayor Reed's priorities included economic development, transportation, restoring fiscal stability, creating new opportunities for youth, providing faster and more efficient customer service to residents, and public safety.

"We are extremely proud of Mayor Reed," said Howard University's Interim President Wayne Frederick, MD, MBA. "As a son of Howard, he embodies Howard's core values of leadership, excellence, truth and service. I am certain that the City of Atlanta will continue to flourish under Mayor Reed's leadership."

Howard University and the City of Atlanta have shared inextricable legacies. Mayor Reed is the third Howard University graduate to serve as the Mayor of Atlanta. Many Howard University alumni serve in key positions throughout the city and each year the Howard University Alumni Club of Atlanta offers scholarships to deserving students.

Mayor Reed is credited with creating the Independence Fund, which has exceeded $14 million. The interest from the endowed fund has provided financial support to students and programmatic initiatives that enhance student life.

Mayor Reed grew up in the Cascade community of Atlanta, and received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Howard. He currently serves on the Howard University Board of Trustees.

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