Board of Trustees

The governance of The Howard University is vested in the Board of Trustees, which is responsible for controlling and directing the affairs, property, and interests of the University.  The Board of Trustees may exercise all powers and authorities conferred upon the University as set forth in the Act of Incorporation and as otherwise permitted by law. [Please refer to Act of Incorporation and The Howard University Bylaws of the Board of Trustees in the Governance Documents section for more information on the University's governance structure.]

Download Current Board of Trustee Roster

Howard University Board of Trustees 2022-2023

Trustee Roster & Biographies

Laurence C. Morse, PhD (BA '73)

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital , Class of 1973, Political Science and Economics

Wayne A. I. Frederick (BS ’92, MD ’94, MBA ’11)

President, Class of (1992, 1994, 2011), Liberal Arts, Medicine, and Business Administration

Leslie D. Hale (BBA ’94)

President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) , Class of 1994, Business Administration

Mark A. L. Mason (BBA ’91)

Chief Financial Officer, Citi, Class of 1991, Business Administration

Minnie V. Baylor-Henry (BSP ’72)

President, B-Henry and Associates LLC, Class of 1972, Pharmacy and Law

Richard Besser, MD

President & CEO of Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

Chris Carr

Chief Operating Officer, Sweetgreen Inc.

Donald B. Christian (BBA ’90)

Lead Client Partner, PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers , Class of 1990, Business Administration

Brent Drenon (JD '21)

Associate for Winston & Strawn LLP, Class of 2021, Law

Godfrey Gill (BBA’89)

Managing Director Capital & Partner Solutions Group, Vista Equity Partners, Class of 1989, Business Administration

Michele V. Hagans (BS ’73, MS ’76, MDiv ’07, DMin ’13)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation, Class of 1973, 1976, 2007, 2013, Zoology, Engineering, Religious Studies, and Doctor of Ministry

Abigail Hall (BA '21)

Harvard Law Student , Class of 2021, Political Science

Danette G. Howard, PhD (BA ‘97)

Executive in Residence, USC Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California, Class of 1997, Higher Education Policy

Alphonso R. Jackson

Chief Executive, A.R. Jackson Advisors, LLC

Marie C. Johns (Honorary degree ’13)

Chief Executive Officer, PPC-Leftwich, Class of 2013, Telecommunications, Business, Public Administration, and Doctor of Humane Letters

Tyra A. Mariani (BBA '97)

President, Schultz Family Foundation and Head of Philanthropy, Emes Project LLC, Class of 1997, Business Administration

Depelsha McGruder (BA '94)

Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer of the Ford Foundation, Class of 1994, Broadcast Communications

James J. Murren

American Businessman, Crisis Response Specialist, and active member of the Nevada Community

Hilary Rosen

Public Affairs Executive and CNN Political Analyst

Ronald A. Rosenfeld

Former Chairman, Federal Housing Finance Board

Shelley Stewart Jr.

Managing Partner, BottomLine Advisory, LLC

Bruce E. Thompson (BA '79)

President, Hospitality Development Company Group, Class of 1979, Economics

Christopher J. Tyson (BArch '98)

Newman Trowbridge Distinguished Professor of Law, Louisiana State University Law Center, Class of 1998, Architecture

Chris Washington (BA ’92)

Independent Marketing Consultant & Professional DJ, Class of 1992, Broadcast Journalism