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Dr. Wayne Frederick Named Howard University President

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Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick brings his expertise as a scholar, surgeon, researcher and administrator to the position at Howard University.

In an announcement Tuesday morning, Howard University has named Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick the school's 17th president.

Frederick has served as Howard's interim president since October of last year, when former president Sidney Ribeau stepped down. He has previously served as the school's provost and chief academic officer.

“I am deeply honored to be selected by the Board of Trustees to lead this great University,” Frederick said in a statement. “Howard University has been an unparalleled catalyst since its founding, opening doors and expanding opportunity for untold individuals while driving research, innovation, service, and excellence.”

A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Frederick earned a dual B.S./M.D. degree at Howard University at age 22, entering into a residency at Howard University Hospital. He has also earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from the school.

Frederick's appointment was approved by Howard's Board of Trustees during a meeting on Monday after a unanimous recommendation by the school's search committee.

Howard's new president will inherit a host of problems. The university's ranking in U.S. News and World Report has plummeted in recent years, and the school was downgraded by Moody's Investors Service last year due to cuts in federal funding and revenue problems at Howard University Hospital.

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