Phylicia Rashad Set To Step Down As Dean Of College Of Fine Arts At Howard University

Phylicia Rashad’s time as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Howard University is reportedly coming to a close.  

Per recent reports, the esteemed actress of the stage and screen is stepping down from the role after the 2023-2024 academic year. She assumed the position in 2021. 

According to The Dig, the announcement was made by Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick in an email sent to students and faculty this week. 

“We deeply appreciate Dean Rashad’s selfless contributions and commitment to our alma mater during her leadership of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts and the many contributions she has made to Howard University’s students, graduates, and global community,” Frederick shared in the email. The search for a new dean will begin “shortly.” 

“Join me in thanking and celebrating Dean Rashad for her many contributions to revitalize the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts and her commitment to our University, its students and our global Howard community,” he added.