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Release Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 11:10 AM
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Howard University Celebrates 146 Years with Charter Day
 Frank Savage Named as Orator
Frank Savage
Frank Savage

WASHINGTON (February 6, 2013) –Frank Savage, alumnus, acclaimed investment executive and chairman emeritus of the Howard University Board of Trustees, will deliver the keynote address at the Howard University 146th Charter Day Convocation on Friday, March 8 at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium.

Savage (B.A. '62), the author of the memoir, The Savage Way: Successfully Navigating the Waves of Business and Life, is chief executive officer of Savage Holdings LLC, a global financial services company. Savage has a long career in international banking, corporate finance, and global investment management. He has served on the boards of several corporations and non-profit organizations, including Qualcomm, Lockheed Martin, Bloomberg, and the New York Philharmonic. From 1997 to 2004, Savage served as chairman of the Howard University Board of Trustees and is credited with spearheading the widely successful Campaign for Howard.

Prior to forming Savage Holdings, he was chairman of Alliance Capital Management International, and a senior vice president of the Equitable Life Assurance Society and chairman of Equitable Capital Management Corporation, a major investment management subsidiary of Equitable Life, where he built the firm’s global investment management business. He spent the early part of his career with Citicorp, serving in the Middle East and Africa.

Savage earned a B.A. in 1962 from Howard University's College of Arts and Sciences and a M.A. in 1968 from Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Savage is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Howard University.

This year’s Charter Day celebration marks the 146th anniversary of the charter enacted by Congress, and subsequently approved by President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1867, which established Howard University.


WHUR 96.3 FM will broadcast the event live on March 8


Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Since 1998, the University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard also produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University's Web site at

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