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Howard Magazine

Winter 2023

Dr. Frederick

Winter 2023

The 17th Presidency: A Transformational Decade

The Story of Howard University’s 17th Presidential Administration, led by Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick

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Rin-rin Yu with Dr. Frederick
Rin-rin Yu Editor in Chief

Letter from the Editor

As soon as Dr. Frederick announced his retirement last Spring, our office began planning a special edition of Howard Magazine about his work. To be clear, Dr. Frederick never said, “I want a special edition magazine all about me.” If anything, when told we wanted to produce this, he kept trying to re-direct us to focus on the office of the president instead. To him, the presidency does not start and end with one person, and it will continue even after that person leaves the position. However, we – and the entire Howard community and beyond – know that Dr. Frederick – a doctor, businessman, administrator, leader, parent – is someone who cannot be cloned, and that his story should be shared.

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Bernard Richardson

To fill the role of president of Howard University is to walk in a space that impacts not just a campus, not just one community, but a nation and the world.

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Dr. Frederick with cheerleaders

Perspective: Winter '23

Dr. Frederick photobombs a group shot of the Howard University cheerleaders during the HBCU Classic at MetLife Stadium. Photo by Pete Souza.




Dr. Frederic with members of his cabinet

Reflections on the 17th President of Howard University

Colleagues share their experiences working with Dr. Frederick over the years.