Presidential Search Listening Sessions

Isaacson, Miller Presidential Search Firm Team

Thank you for taking the time to participate in an upcoming listening session to help inform the Howard University Presidential Search.  The listening session will be hosted by a member of the Presidential Search Committee and facilitated by our search firm, Isaacson, Miller

The objective of these listening sessions is to hear directly from you regarding your sense of the important opportunities and challenges the president will need to address as well as the qualities and characteristics you would like to see in the next 18th President of Howard University.  

The listening sessions will be held on various dates and times which are listed below.  In addition, you only need to attend one session, not all three sessions, within your stakeholder community.      

In preparation for the listening session, please consider the following framing questions:

  • From your perspective, what are the greatest opportunities and/or the most pressing challenges facing Howard at this moment and in the foreseeable future?
  • What qualifications, characteristics, and/or experiences would you identify as most important for the next president?
  • What are the unique and/or distinctive aspects of Howard University that are critical for the next president to understand and embrace?

The insights gleaned from these stakeholder listening sessions will help inform the detailed Position Profile that will be published on the Howard University Presidential Search website and disseminated widely to potential candidates and those who may offer candidate recommendations.  This document will provide a compelling description of the history, mission, and ambitions of the University as well as a realistic and persuasive picture of the opportunities, challenges, measures of success, and ideal qualifications for the role.

We encourage you to share the names of individuals whom you may recommend as potential candidates or who may be well positioned to recommend others.  If you are unable to attend the listening session, or if you have additional information to share, you are also invited to complete a stakeholder survey https://www.research.net/r/52X6896.  You may also submit recommendations and insights via email to:  HowardPresident@imsearch.com.  The link to apply for the position or nominate someone via Isaacson, Miller's website is https://www.imsearch.com/search-detail/8678.  

The Presidential Search Committee has structured a process to hear from as many voices as possible from all segments of the Howard University community.  In addition to listening sessions with students, faculty, staff and alumni, the Presidential Search Committee has scheduled sessions with the leadership of student organizations, the HUAA, the Faculty Senate and staff organizations (both current and retired staff), to garner thoughtful input.  Listening sessions are also planned with deans and directors, University officers, and trustees.  Your participation in this process will help the Presidential Search Committee identify candidates who will take Howard University into the future with the 18th President.

Thank you for your participation in this important effort.  We look forward to receiving your insights.  

 

Listening Sessions via Zoom Webinar

Faculty Listening Session 1

Date:  Tuesday 10/18/2022

Time:  12:00 Noon EST

Hosts: Trustee Dr. Danette G. Howard and Dr. Quinton Williams 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III

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Faculty Listening Session 2

Date:  Wednesday 10/26/2022

Time:  12:00 Noon EST

Hosts:  Trustee Dr. Danette G. Howard and Dr. Charles Kim 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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Faculty Listening Session 3

Date:  Tuesday 11/01/2022

Time:  4:00 p.m. EST

Hosts: Trustee Dr. Danette G. Howard and Dr. Sonya Sobrian 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Dr. Ericka Miller 

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Staff Listening Session 1

Date:  Thursday 10/13/2022 

Time:  12:00 Noon EST

Hosts: Ms. Monique Yvette McClung - President of the Howard University Staff Organization, Trustee Ms. Hilary Rosen, and Trustee Mr. Shelly Stewart 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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Staff Listening Session 2

Date:  Tuesday 10/18/2022 

Time:  12:00 Noon EST

Hosts: Ms. Monique Yvette McClung - President of the Howard University Staff Organization and Trustee Mr. Donald B. Christian  

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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Staff Listening Session 3

Date:  Friday 10/28/2022

Time:  12:00 Noon EST

Hosts:  Ms. Monique Yvette McClung - President of the Howard University Staff Organization and Trustee Minnie V. Baylor-Henry, Esq.  

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson  

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Students Listening Session 1

Date:  Thursday 10/13/2022 

Time:  6:00 p.m. EST 

Hosts: Trustee Marie C. Johns and Jordyn Allen - Executive President of the Howard University Student Association

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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Students Listening Session 2

Date:  Wednesday 10/26/2022

Time:  6:00 p.m. EST

Hosts: Trustee Marie C. Johns and Jordyn Allen - Executive President of the Howard University Student Association 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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Students Listening Session 3

Date:  Wednesday 10/26/2022

Time:  7:30 p.m.  EST 

Hosts: Trustee Marie C. Johns and Grad Student President  

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson  

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Alumni Listening Session 1

Date:  Tuesday 10/18/2022

Time:  1:30 p.m.  EST

Hosts:  Dr. Kandace Harris - President of the Howard University Alumni Association and Trustee Mr. Donald B. Christian 

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson  

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Alumni Listening Session 2

Date:  Tuesday 10/25/2022

Time:  5:00 p.m. EST

Hosts: Dr. Kandace Harris - President of the Howard University Alumni Association and Trustee Mr. Godfrey Gill

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Dr. Ericka Miller and Ms. Alycia Johnson

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Alumni Listening Session 3

Date:  Monday 10/31/2022

Time:  2:00 p.m. EST 

Hosts: Dr. Kandace Harris - President of the Howard University Alumni Association and Trustee Minnie V. Baylor-Henry, Esq.  

Isaacson, Miller Facilitators:  Mr. Ernest A. Brooks III and Ms. Alycia Johnson 

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