Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.B.A.
Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.B.A., was named the 17th President of Howard University (D.C.) in 2014 after previously serving as Provost and Chief Academic Officer. A distinguished scholar and administrator, Dr. Frederick has advanced Howard University’s commitment to student opportunity, academic innovation, workforce development, public service, and fiscal stability. Under his leadership, Howard has moved into the first tier of national universities and is now recognized as the top private institution in the “Social Mobility” category as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. He serves on numerous boards, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the NCAA Division I Presidential Forum. Dr. Frederick currently chairs the Consortium of Universities of the Washington-Metropolitan Area and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s Council of Chief Executive Officers. As a 16-year-old undergraduate, Dr. Frederick was admitted to Howard University’s B.S./M.D. dual degree program and completed the requirements in six years. Following his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowships at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Frederick began his academic career as Associate Director of the University of Connecticut Cancer Center. He returned to Howard University in academic positions that included Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center, and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. He later earned an MBA from Howard’s School of Business in 2011. Dr. Frederick has received various citations honoring his scholarship and service, including the 2019 MD Anderson Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, abstracts, and editorials, and is a widely recognized expert on disparities in healthcare and medical education. He continues to operate and deliver lectures to second-year medical students and surgical residents of Howard University’s College of Medicine. His research focuses on narrowing racial, ethnic, and gender disparities in cancer-care outcomes, especially regarding gastrointestinal cancers.