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Howard University announced on Wednesday actress Phylicia Rashad has been named dean of their College of Fine Arts.

The legendary actress new role as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine arts will be effective July 1, 2021.

Phylicia Rashad, who graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts from Howard said: 

It is a privilege to serve in this capacity and to work with the Howard University administration, faculty, and students in reestablishing the College of Fine Arts.

Provost Anthony K. Wutoh said in a statement:

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. 

Congratulations to Ms. Rashad.

Source: Howard University