Howard University Announces Legendary Actress, Alumna Phylicia Rashad As Dean Of The College of Fine Arts

WASHINGTON – Following a comprehensive national search, Howard University today proudly announces the appointment of Phylicia Rashad as dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts, effective July 1, 2021. In this role, she will report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh. An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts. Click here to read more on Howard Univeristy News Room.

Let’s Talk about STEM!

Interactive discussion with STEM professionals exploring the benefits of pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

About this event

Representation is Power!

While developing identity and sense of self, it is essential for Black and Brown youth to see positive and successful people of color in leadership roles making a difference in the world. Having the opportunity to see, interact, and learn from thriving African-Americans will serve as a source of inspiration in the pursuit of greatness. 

Blacks and Hispanics are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers. OmniQuest Youth Empowerment Initiative, Inc, a Washington, DC capacity building non-profit organization, is working to change that narrative by bringing together professionals making significant contributions to the field. Medical, engineering, and cybersecurity professionals will share insight into the various STEM career paths available as well as some ways to prepare while in middle and high school. 

OmniQuest Youth Empowerment Initiative is passionate and committed to inspiring the next generation of African-American youth to THINK BIG, DREAM BIG, and DO BIG things for themselves, their families, and their communities. 


• Access to Live Discussion via Zoom.

• Opportunity to Ask Questions


By registering and allowing your child to participate in this event, you grant permission for the capture and use of images and/or video of your child and anyone in the view of his or her camera. OmniQuest Youth Empowerment Initiative, Inc. will be the sole owner of the captured images and/or video possessing the sole right to be able to use the images and/or videos for marketing purposes without compensation.

Gates Scholar Winner Akayla Brown is Bringing Her Talents to Howard University

Akayla Brown, the 18-year-old, highly sought after Bodie High School senior, went viral after receiving a prestigious scholarship from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. A Southwest Philadelphia original, Brown applied to more than 25 universities, including several HBCUs and Ivy League schools. And after much deliberation with herself, family members, and friends, Brown has chosen Howard University as the school of choice she will be attending in the fall. Click here to read more!