Howard University Names The College Of Fine Arts After Chadwick Boseman

Howard University is honoring the late Chadwick Boseman in a major way. 

The college has announced that they will rename The College Of Fine Arts after the actor who graduated from the HBCU in the year 2000. 

Howard University’s President Wayne A.I. Frederick,  released a statement about their decision. “We are very excited. This is the right thing to do. Chadwick’s love for Howard UNiveristy was sincere, and although he did not live to see those plans through to fruition, it is my honor to ensure his legacy lives on.” 

Frederick also revealed that Boseman had served on the college’s board before his death and had plans to start a Master’s Class series for Howard students.

Chadwick Boseman died in August of 2020 after a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43 years old. 

This news comes a few weeks after it was announced that Phylicia Rashad will be the new Dean of the College of Fine Arts.