Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Howard University’s College Of Fine Arts

Phylicia Rashad Named Dean of Howard University’s College Of Fine Arts

Congratulations are in order to icon actress Phylicia Rashad, who was recently appointed as Dean for Howard University’s College of Fine Arts. Howard University announced today, May 12, that Howard alumna Phylicia Rashad is the new dean for their recently reestablished College of Fine Arts. According to the University’s statement, Phylicia Rashad will begin her new role in a little less than two months on July 1. Phylicia Rashad graduated from Howard University magna cum laude in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Howard University’s provost (senior academic administrator), Anthony K. Wutoh, shared in a statement that it’s an honor to have Phylicia Rashad back at the university.

“It is an honor to welcome one of Howard’s acclaimed daughters back home to Alma Mater. In this full circle moment, Ms. Phylicia Rashad will take the training and skills that she honed as a student at Howard and exuded in an outstanding performing career, and she will share those pearls of wisdom with the next generation of students in the College of Fine Arts. Her passion for the arts and student success makes her a perfect fit for this role.”

Phylicia Rashad is a well-respected actress, singer, and stage director within the entertainment industry. She’s most known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the popular sitcom ‘The Cosby Show.’ However, she has done many other important projects within her career, including being on Broadway multiple times. Following the announcement of her latest endeavor, Phylicia Rashad has been trending on Twitter as fans share their excitement for her newly earned position.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel