Howard University announced that legendary actress and alumna Phylicia Rashad has been named dean of their newly re-established fine arts department.
“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,” said Rashad.
An accomplished actor and stage director, she became a household name when she portrayed Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” a character whose enduring appeal has earned her numerous honors and the title “The Mother of the Black Community.”
An alumna of Howard University, Rashad graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts.
Her commitment to excellence in the performing arts and scholarship has been recognized by the numerous colleges and universities that have presented her with honorary doctorates, including Howard University, Spelman College, the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Tuskegee University, Brown University, Bennett College, St. Augustine College, Providence College, Barber Scotia College, Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College, Carnegie Mellon University and Fordham University.
Her new position starts July 1st.
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