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.]

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Trustee Roster & Biographies

Laurence C. Morse (B.A. '73)

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital

Wayne A. I. Frederick (B.S. ’92, M.D. ’94, MBA ’11)

President, Class of (1992, 1994, 2011), B.S., M.D., MBA

Leslie D. Hale (B.B.A. ’94)

President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ)

Mark A. L. Mason (B.B.A. ’91)

Vice Chair, Howard University Board of Trustees, Class of 1991, B.B.A.

Minnie V. Baylor-Henry (BSP ’72)

President, B-Henry and Associates LLC, Class of 1972, BSP

Charles M. Boyd (B.S. ’87)

Owner/Medical Director, The Boyd Cosmetic Surgical Institute , Class of 1987, B.S.

Chris Carr

Chief Operating Officer, Sweetgreen Inc.

Donald B. Christian (B.B.A. ’90)

Partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), US East Region Advisory Leader, Class of 1990, B.B.A.

Godfrey Gill (B.B.A. ’89)

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, Vista Equity Partners, Class of 1989, B.B.A.

Richard Goodman

Executive Vice President (Ret.), PepsiCo

Michele V. Hagans (B.S. ’73, M.S. ’76, MDiv ’07, DMin ’13)

President and Chief Executive Officer, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation, Class of 1973, 1976, 2007, 2013, B.S., M.S., MDiv, DMin

Danette G. Howard (B.A. ‘97)

Executive in Residence, USC Race and Equity Center, University of Southern California, Class of 1997, B.A.

Alphonso R. Jackson

Senior Advisor to CEO, (Ret.), First Data Corporation

Marie C. Johns (Honorary degree ’13)

Chief Executive Officer, PPC-Leftwich, Class of 2013, Honorary Degree

Tyra A. Mariani (B.B.A. '97)

President, Schultz Family Foundation and Head of Philanthropy, Emes Project LLC, Class of 1997, B.B.A.

James J. Murren

Chair, Nevada COVID-19 Response Relief and Recovery Task Force

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 (B.A. '79)

President, Hospitality Development, Class of 1979, B.A.

Reed V. Tuckson (B.S. ’73)

Managing Director, Tuckson Health Connections, LLC, Class of 1973, B.S.

Chris Washington (B.A ’92)

Grassroots Marketing Consultant Professional DJ, Asst. Athletics Director and Varsity Coach, Class of 1992, B.A