In amazing HBCU news…Howard University has announced their newly re-established college of fine arts will be named the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts in honor of the late actor and distinguished alumnus.
In May, Howard named legendary actress and alumnus Phylicia Rashad as the dean of the college of fine arts.
The family of Chadwick Boseman released a statement expressing their gratitude for Howard President Wayne A. I. Fredrick and the Board of Trustees for honoring their beloved Chad with the renaming of the institution.
Chad fought to preserve the College of Fine Arts during his matriculation at Howard and remained dedicated to the fight throughout his career, and he would be overjoyed by this development. His time at Howard University helped shape both the man and the artist that he became, committed to truth, integrity and a determination to transform the world through the power of storytelling. We are confident that under the dynamic leadership of his former professor and mentor the indomitable Phylicia Rashad that the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts will inspire artistic scholars for many generations.
Chadwick’s widow, Simone Ledward-Boseman said:
I am extremely pleased that Howard University has chosen to honor my husband in this way and elated that Ms. Rashad has accepted the role as Dean.
Chad was a very proud Bison — both Howard and Ms. Rashad played integral roles in his journey as an artist. The re-establishment of the College of Fine Arts brings this part of his story full-circle and ensures that his legacy will continue to inspire young storytellers for years to come.
What a beautiful way to honor an amazing man.
Rest in paradise, Chadwick Boseman.
Source: Howard University