The Howard University Board of Trustees unanimously approved the re-naming of the Undergraduate Library in honor of 17th Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA.
Board Chairman Laurence Morse, PhD, announced the building’s new name to a room full of Howard University trustees, alumni, staff and supporters of the University during the president’s farewell dinner held at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C. on June 8. During the celebration, Morse also announced that Mayor Muriel Bowser has officially declared June 8 Dr. Wayne Frederick Day in D.C.
“There is, perhaps, no place on the Hilltop more revered than the Upper Quadrangle-Main Yard, known affectionately as ‘The Yard,’ said Morse. “The buildings bear names of those whose legacies loom large in the history of Howard University: The Founders, Rankin, Carnegie, Douglass, Childers, Blackburn, Locke. Now, the name Frederick will be added to this pantheon.”
Dr. Frederick handed the reins to Dr. Ben Vinson III in September after 10 years of service as president of the University and more than 30 years as a dedicated member of the Howard community.
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