A Monthly Newsletter from the Office of the President
July 2016 | Volume 5 Issue 6
Vice President Joe Biden Hosts Cancer Summit at Howard
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Dear Howard University Community, A safe haven is defined as a place of refuge or security. Over the last 150 years, Howard University has defined itself as more than “a research intensive, culturally diverse, historically Black University in the nation’s capital that was founded in 1867.” Howard University is a protector of innocent minds, voices and bodies. In light of the nation’s most recent spates of gun violence and, more evidently, the attacks against innocent bodies, Howard University and the voices we represent emphasize that this institution remains essential to solving critical issues that affect our local and global communities and using our legacy of solution-driven problem solving to purify the toxic air around us and cleanse the prejudices within our justice system. Our students, faculty, staff and alumni do not simply permeate the communities that have been under attack. We are a mosaic representation of people who eat, work, play in and are products of these communities. As a result of this connection, I must imagine that the nation’s current social and political climate has induced a range of emotions within each of you.
What Howard University has taught us, more than anything, is how to channel our emotions. Howard University has taught us the importance of equanimity under duress. We have, since 1867, learned how to use our minds, voices and bodies to evoke change. It is imperative that we not only recognize our right to feel in these moments, but that we also recognize our responsibility to identify solutions. Without analyzing the depth of my character, one would not know that I am a father, son or husband. By simply looking at me, one would not identify with the story of a 16-year-old young man who set foot on a journey at Howard University with one goal: to become a surgeon—a goal that has transformed into more than 20 years in a career as a student, teacher, mentor, surgeon, researcher, academician and leader. Nor would one empathize with the individual stories of each student, faculty, staff or alumni who is connected to Howard University—all of whom have a desire to impact their world. It is evident that our communities will not survive or thrive if we return to unjust practices of compartmentalizing who does and does not deserve their basic freedoms simply because
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of how they look, pray, or even love. I encourage all of my students, the Howard University community and the nation to continue pressing for progress, freedom, truth and justice. As you continue your summer’s journey of productivity, I charge you to take some time to identify what we can do as individuals and as a collective body to strategically address the systems that are not protecting our freedoms. We must remember, a threat to one person’s freedom—be it civil, religious, economic or the like—is a threat to all of our freedoms. Today, and moving forward, we must be intentional about protecting our safe haven and conscious of the privileges that affect the lenses through which we all view our lives and the lives of those around us.I look forward to another 150 years! Excellence in Truth and Service,
Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA
Inside AROUND CAMPUS 5
Vice President Biden Hosts Cancer Moonshoot Initiative at Howard
Supply Chain Management Program at Howard Rises in Rank
School of Social Work Celebrates 80th Anniversary
School of Business Scholarship Golf Tourney A Success
Dr. Daphne Buchanan Bernard Transitions to Office of the Provost
Dr. Dawn Williams Takes Lead as Interim Dean of Education
Terri Neal Becomes Director of Student Financial Aid
Derek Kindle Says ‘Farewell’ to Student Financial Aid
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Vice President Biden Hosts Cancer Moonshoot Initiative at Howard Vice President Joe Biden recently hosted a summit on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative at Howard University. The summit was one of more than 270 events in communities across the U.S. that aimed to double the rate of progress toward a cure for cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in five years. The summit brought community members together to discuss ways in which cancer affects them, share input about the Moonshot Initiative, generate ideas about how individuals and organizations can better engage in the national effort and create ideas for new collaborations and actions. Click here to view live on WHUR's website or visit: http://www.whur. com/podcasts/webcasts/cancermoonshot-initiative-summit/
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Supply Chain Management Program at Howard Rises in Rank
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Howard University’s Undergraduate Supply Chain Management Program was recently ranked 13th in the U.S. as part of the 2016 Gartner Supply Chain research initiative on Supply Chain Management University Degree Programs. “Attaining a top 25 ranking is a testament to the hard work and accomplishments of our program, the student body and the faculty,” according
to James Haddow, director of the Center for Excellence in Supply Chain Management. “A shortage of strong supply chain management talent is one of the most pressing challenges for organizations worldwide.” Howard University’s Business School implemented the Supply Chain Management
Program in 2001. Since its inception, the program has been well received by students and corporate supporters like Dell, GM, DuPont, Ryder, IBM, Deloitte, Alcoa, MWV, Bank of America, United Technologies and others. The supply chain management curriculum represents the MBA program’s commitment to produce
graduates who are equipped to cope with the latest trends in supply chain management.
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School of Social Work Celebrates 80th Anniversary The School of Social Work hosted an 80th anniversary luncheon to celebrate social work education at Howard University and to honor the legacy of Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay, founding dean of the School of Social Work. More than 150 alumni, faculty, friends and students across seven decades attended the kickoff event for the establishment of the Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay Society. The event raised about $30,000. Mildred “Mit” Joyner (M.S.W. ’74), the inaugural recipient of the Inabel Burns Lindsay Social Work Educator Award, thanked President Wayne A. I. Frederick and Provost Anthony K. Wutoh on their commitment to the visionary leadership of Dr. Sandra Edmonds Crewe.
Joyner provided inspirational remarks that focused on the value of a Howard University Social Work degree and its ability to prepare one to face and conquer challenges. Classmates from the 1950s and 1960s, who studied during Lindsay’s deanship, shared reflections about their unique experiences. Crewe expressed excitement about the Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay Society, and said that the proceeds from this event and others to follow will support scholarships, fellowships and lectureships. In the next five years, “we would like to establish an endowed Dean Inabel Burns Lindsay chair,” Crewe said.
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$30,000 The Event Raised $30K towards the Dr. Inabel Burns Lindsay Society.
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School of Business Scholarship Golf Tourney A Success The Howard University School of Business, Honorary Chairman and President Wayne A. I. Frederick recently hosted the 16th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament at the TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms. About 70 corporate sponsors, alumni and friends attended the event, which raised more than $60,000 toward the School of Business Scholarship Fund. For those who missed this year’s event, it’s not too late to give. To make donations, visit www. giving.howard.edu and contribute to the scholarship fund or to any other interests you may have within the School of Business. And once you give, please promote your contributions to friends, fellow alum, and others that will understand the value of a Howard University School of Business education. Help us to continue educating the future business leaders of America.
The Tourney Raised $60K towards The School of Business Scholarship Fund. For those who missed this year’s event, it’s not too late to give.
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Dr. Daphne Buchanan Bernard Transitions to Office of the Provost Howard University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Anthony K. Wutoh, Ph.D., R.Ph., has announced the appointment of Daphne Bernard, Pharm.D., as associate provost for Institutional Accreditation and Assessment, effective August 2016. Transitioning from her most recent role at interim dean of the College of Pharmacy, Dr. Bernard will oversee all aspects of institutional accreditation, implementation of recommendations from accrediting bodies, as well as development and implementation of assessment activities throughout the University in her new role.
Bernard received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Howard University College of Pharmacy. She then completed the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Anticoagulation Traineeship at the University of Washington Medical Center. She has also accomplished the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Academic Leadership Fellowship. Bernard is a Board Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider and completed the Ambulatory Pharmaceutical Care Certification Program with the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. In 1999, she successfully implemented the Anticoagulation Management Service at Howard University Hospital, which serves a vital
role in the hospital’s effort to improve drug therapy management.
“Dr. Bernard has loyally served Alma Mater in various roles, including interim dean of the College of Pharmacy, associate dean of Academic Affairs and Assessment, and assistant dean of Academic and Student Affairs. She is one of the foremost authorities on academic assessment at Howard University, and I am pleased that our entire institution will continue to benefit from her expertise and commitment,” - President Wayne A. I. Frederick.
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Dr. Dawn Williams Takes Lead as Interim Dean of Education Leslie T. Fenwick, Ph.D., who has served as the Dean of the School of Education for nearly a decade, has submitted her resignation from the deanship, effective June 30, 2016. Dr. Dawn Williams, associate professor, will serve as the Interim Dean of the School of Education while a national search is conducted. In her new role, reporting to Provost and Chief Academic Officer Anthony Wutoh, Dr. Williams will oversee all aspects of academic and administrative affairs for the School of Education. Dr. Williams most recently served as Chairperson of the Department of Educational
Leadership and Policy Studies in the School of Education, and is a well-respected and accomplished professional and academic administrator. She is a leader and expert in academic leadership training and development. Also, her commitment to servant leadership, professionalism, and academic excellence is an asset. Dr. Williams earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. She also completed M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Educational Policy Studies with dual residency in Educational Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
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Since joining Howard in 2003, Dr. Williams has authored and co-authored more than 25 articles, book reviews and book chapters that highlight the impact of K-12 macro educational policies targeted for urban school reform. Over the past decade, as program director or co-program director, she received several grants exceeding $3.3 million funded by the National Science Foundation. Her research in the STEM and Educational Policy arena are focused on issues of access and diversity while promoting a conscious social justice agenda.
Recent Departure Recent appointments
Terri Neal Becomes Director of Student Financial Aid Effective August 15, 2016, Ms. Terri A. Neal will become director of Student Financial Aid. In her new role, reporting to Provost and Chief Academic Officer Anthony Wutoh and Chief Financial Officer Michael Masch, Ms. Neal will oversee all aspects of Student Financial Aid for the University and replace Dolapo Ogunmakin, who most recently served as interim director of Student Financial Aid until Ms. Neal was hired into the position. We are thankful to Ms. Ogunmakin for stepping up in an interim capacity to lead the department. Prior to this role, Ms. Neal has worked as director of financial aid for the United Negro College Fund’s Gates Millennium Scholars program, and senior program manager for the operations team at the organization. She is not new to Howard, as she previously worked for nine years as manager for scholarships and special awards, and as financial aid counselor at the University for three years. Ms. Neal earned both a Bachelor of Social Work and a Master of Education degree from Howard University.
Derek Kindle Says ‘Farewell’ to Student Financial Aid Mr. Derek Kindle, who has served as the executive director of Student Financial Services and director of Student Financial Aid for the past eight years, has left the University to pursue other career opportunities. We are grateful to Mr. Derek Kindle for his leadership in Student Financial Services. In his role, Mr. Kindle oversaw the University’s $320 million annual financial aid, bursar, student accounting and cashiering portfolios, as well as Enrollment Analytics. A respected administrator, he has also served as a member of the College Board’s National College Planning Advisory Board, the U.S. Department of Education’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Advisory Group, and as a commissioner for the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training. Please join me in thanking Mr. Kindle, a true son of Howard, for his dedicated service to our alma mater.
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