Michelle Howard-Vital is the new executive vice president and provost at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens. From 2007 to 2014, Dr. Howard-Vital was president of Cheyney University in Pennsylvania. Since that time she has done independent consulting work and was a senior fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Earlier in her career, Dr. Howard-Vital served as interim chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and as associate vice president for the University of North Carolina System. From 1993 to 2003, she served as vice chancellor and associate provost at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
President Howard-Vital holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Rosyln Clark Artis, president of Florida Memorial University, stated that “Dr. Howard-Vital brings a wealth of academic and administrative experience to the Florida Memorial University Cabinet. She is an advocate for high quality education and will do much to highlight the skills and expertise of our phenomenal faculty. She is a prolific writer and scholar in her own right and will certainly set a high standard for all of our academic programs.”