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Howard Magazine

Fall 2022

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Fall 2022

The Women Deans of Howard University

In 2014, when Howard chose a new president, there was one woman dean. Today, there are 10. Here’s how they’re changing the University — and the paths for Howard students.

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Rin-rin Yu Editor in Chief

Letter from the Editor

In mid-August, I was (miraculously) able to gather nine women deans of Howard University together, in one room, for a photo shoot. (We caught up with Dean Andrea Hayes Dixon later in October, after she was named dean of the medical school). All of them recognized the importance of their positions, both as a Black leader and as a Black woman. This was important, they acknowledged, to have students – male and female – see this as something very normal and achievable.

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Dr. Frederick with women deans

Dean Danielle Holley, Dean Gina Spivey-Brown, Dr. Frederick, and Dean Sandra Crewe

Howard University has more Black women leading our University than at any other institution of higher education in the country.

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Perspective: Fall ’22

Back at the Mecca




Raul Ferrera-Balanquet and Kathryn E. Coney-Ali examine a work of art

Howard University’s Gallery of Art Looks Ahead

The Gallery of Fine Arts moves full-steam ahead with building one of the most comprehensive collections of art.


Class Notes

Profiles of alumni and notes by graduating year.

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Bison Bookshelf

Recent publications by alumni and faculty authors.

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In Truth and Service, Always

Andreya J. Davis (BA '16) reflects on how Alternative Spring Break changed her life.