Charter Day Convocation

Isiah “Ike” Leggett
Photo by Christy Bowe

The 140th Charter Day Convocation will be held on Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. in Cramton Auditorium. Howard University alumus and professor Isiah “Ike” Leggett (M.A, ’72; J.D., ’74), executive, Montgomery County, Md., will deliver the Convocation Address.

Leggett served as an at-large member of the Montgomery County Council for 16 years beginning in 1986. The first African American elected to the Council, he won four terms and was elected Council President three times by his colleagues. After leaving the Council in 2002, Leggett chaired the Maryland State Democratic Party for two years and continued his work as a Professor of Law at Howard University, where he has taught since 1975. He served as the law school’s assistant dean from 1979 to 1986.

View the Transcript of the Charter Day Convocation Address >>

Charter Day Gala Dinner

Saturday, March 10, 2007
Reception at 6 p.m. – International Terrace
Dinner at 7 p.m. – International Ballroom

The 83rd Annual Charter Day Dinner
Commemorating the 140th anniversary
of the founding of the University
Washington Hilton and Towers
1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Special Performances by:

  • Yolanda Adams
  • BeBe Winans

Attire: Black tie

Charter Day 2007 Honorees

  • The Honorable Adrian M. Fenty, In the Field of Politics
  • The Honorable Jack B. Johnson, In the Fields of Politics and Community Service
  • The Honorable Isiah Leggett, In the Fields of Education and Government
  • William R. Martin, Esq., In the Field of Law
  • Ms. Isabel A. Wilkerson, In the Field of Journalism
  • Abbott Laboratories, Corporate Honoree

Charter Day Payment Information

Payment Response Card (PDF)

Please make checks payable to:
Howard University

Completed forms with payment information can be sent to:
Mrs. Nesta Bernard
University Events and Special Projects
Howard University
2225 Georgia Avenue, Room 829
Washington, DC 20059
Fax completed form to:
(202) 588-9864

Questions about Charter Day 2007 can be directed to:
Debbie Middleton
Phone: (202) 238-2434 or