Presidential Search Committee

Howard University announced the selection of its Presidential Search Committee to identify and recruit the next president of Howard University, in partnership with our external search firm, Isaacson Miller. This critical committee, comprised of individuals who bring a broad, diverse set of experiences and perspectives to this process, is charged with the following:

  • Developing formal criteria to guide the search process;
  • Engaging the University community to unearth insights and important considerations for our next president;
  • Conducting a focused and comprehensive national and international search, with the support and guidance of our external search firm;
  • Identifying, interviewing, and vetting potential candidates; and
  • Putting forth a formal recommendation to the Board of Trustees for consideration and ratification.


Presidential Search Committee Members

Trustee Chairman Laurence C. Morse

Laurence C. Morse, Ph.D. (BA '73)

Chair of Howard University Board of Trustees - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners , Class of 1973, Political Science and Economics

Jordyn Allen

62nd Executive President of the Howard University Student Association (HUSA), Class of 2023, Howard University School of Business, Marketing

Minnie V. Baylor-Henry (BSP ’72)

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

Donald B. Christian (BBA ’90)

PricewaterhouseCoopers US East Region Advisory Leader, Class of 1990, Business Administration

Godfrey Gill (BBA’89)

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

Richard Goodman, PhD

Executive Vice President (Ret.) PepsiCo

Leslie D. Hale (BBA ’94)

Vice Chair of Howard University Board of Trustees - President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ) , Class of 1994, Business Administration

Kandace L. Harris, PhD (BA '97, MA '01, PhD '05)

President of the Howard University Alumni Association, Class of BA '97, MA '01, PhD '05, Mass Communication & Media Studies

Danette G. Howard, Ph.D. (BA ‘97)

Director, Global Education Cummins, Inc. and Inaugural Executive in Residence at 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

Charles Kim, PhD

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Architecture , Howard University Faculty

Mark A. L. Mason (BBA ’91)

Vice Chair of Howard University Board of Trustees - Chief Financial Officer, Citi Group, Class of 1991, Business Administration

Monique Yvette McClung

President of the Howard University Staff Organization

Stacey J. Mobley, Esq. (BSP '68, JD '71)

Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and General Counsel of DuPont (Ret.), Class of 1968 and 1971, Pharmacy and Law

Rubin Patterson, PhD (PhD '92)

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS), Howard University Faculty

Hilary Rosen

Public Affairs Executive and CNN Political Analyst

Sonya K. Sobrian, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology at the Howard University College of Medicine, Howard University Faculty

Shelley Stewart Jr.

Managing Partner, BottomLine Advisory, LLC

Dana A. Williams, PhD (MA '95, PhD '98)

Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of African American Literature, Howard University Faculty

Quinton L. Williams, PhD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy , Howard University Faculty