The Howard University board of trustees has named Wayne A.I. Frederick as the educational institution’s 17th president. Dr. Frederick was the unanimous choice of the university’s presidential search committee.
Vernon E. Jordan, chair of the presidential search committee stated that “after conducting an exhaustive national search, we identified a finalist pool, comprised of both internal and external candidates. From this stellar group, Dr. Frederick stood out as supremely qualified, remarkably motivated, and uniquely suited to lead Howard University.”
Dr. Frederick has served as interim president of Howard University since October 2013. Previously, he was provost and chief academic officer of the university.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Frederick enrolled at Howard University when he was 16 years old . In six years he earned his bachelor’s and medical degrees. He completed his surgical residency at Howard and then was a surgical oncology fellow at the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also holds an MBA from the School of Business at Howard University.