Congratulations to Phylicia Rashad! The actress has been named the new Dean of Howard University’s College of Fine Arts.
Rashad, who is an alumna of the historically Black university, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 1970. She will report directly to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh.
Provost Wutoh said in a statement on the University’s website, “Rashad’s appreciation for the arts and student success makes her perfect for the role.”
He continued, “It is an honor to welcome one of Howard’s acclaimed daughters back home to Alma Mater. In this full-circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts.”
We are pleased to announce that legendary actress and alumna Phylicia Rashad will serve as Dean of the Howard University College of Fine Arts. Read more here: https://t.co/4H0jhg1kRf pic.twitter.com/uWQsDeESHB
— Howard University (@HowardU) May 12, 2021
Rashad also released a statement about her new role. “It is a privilege to serve in this capacity and to work with the Howard University administration, faculty, and, students in reestablishing the College of Fine Arts.”
She will begin in her new role on July 1st, 2021.