Howard University Names Phylicia Rashad College Of Fine Arts Dean

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Howard University named Phylicia Rashad the dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Rashad attended Howard University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts back in 1970, according to an article published Wednesday by The Washington Post.

“I would like to see the work that was established during my time blossom again with a new thrust,” Rashad said in a telephone interview with the outlet. (RELATED: MSNBC Host Joy Reid To Teach Journalism Class At Howard University In 2021)

“I would like to see a program contemporized without losing knowledge,” Rashad continued.

“I would like to see faculty empowered to create and produce and design robust systems and a robust program. I would like to see students engaged in the disciplines of fine arts as they participate and engage in the university at large. I would like to see us graduate artists who are scholars as well.”

“And I would love to see us be a premiere program at the university. I would like to see the College of Fine Arts not only re-established, but see it exulted.”

Rashad began her acting career on Broadway before she starred in the 1980s sitcom “The Cosby Show.”