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Wayne A.I. Frederick Appointed as Howard University’s 17th President

Wayne A. I. Frederick
Wayne A. I. Frederick

The Howard University Board of Trustees recently voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, FACS, as the University’s 17th president. Frederick, who had served as the University’s interim president since October 2013, also served as provost and chief academic officer. He is a respected scholar, surgeon, researcher and administrator.

Frederick enrolled at Howard University as a 16-year-old from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, to pursue his dream of becoming a physician. He earned a dual B.S./M.D. degree program at 22, and went on to enter a surgical residency at Howard University Hospital. He completed a post-doctoral research fellowship and a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Howard’s School of Business.

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