Wayne Frederick appointed as Howard University President

Wayne Frederick (Photo courtesy Howard University)

WASHINGTON (WJLA) - Howard University's board of trustees has appointed{ }Wayne A. I. Frederick as its next president, the school announced Tuesday.

Frederick, who earned his bachelor's, medical and business degrees from Howard, has served as the University's interim president since October of last year. He was appointed by the board of trustees after receiving the unanimous recommendation of the University's Presidential Search Committee.

“Selecting a university president is one of the most critical decisions a Board of Trustees is entrusted to make, and Dr. Frederick’s selection is the result of an extraordinarily thorough and thoughtful process,” said search committee chairman Vernon Jordan, an attorney and former adviser to President Bill Clinton. “Dr. Frederick stood out as supremely qualified, remarkably motivated, and uniquely suited to lead Howard University.”

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