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Phylicia Rashad plans to be hands-on as Howard University’s Fine Arts dean

When Phylicia Rashad takes the reins of Howard University’s Faculty of Fine Arts July 1, she received’t simply be the dean on paper.

The TV, stage and movie icon will be current on campus and intends to give attention to re-establishing the high-quality arts college as a premier program within the nation, Provost Anthony Ok. Wutoh advised TMZ.

Howard introduced Wednesday that the previous “Cosby Present” star was named to helm the college the place she earned her bachelor’s diploma in high-quality artwork in 1970.

One endeavor she’ll be engaged on helps to design and fund-raise a brand new constructing for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Faculty of Communications, Wutoh mentioned.

TMZ reported Rashad, 72, can also be involved in ensuring the college’s curriculum is up to date, and in recruiting new school members to substitute latest retirees.

The college is hoping she’ll additionally be a draw to develop enrollment in high-quality arts majors.

Phylicia Rashad graduated from Howard University in 1970.
Phylicia Rashad graduated from Howard College in 1970.
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Despite the fact that she plans to be on campus. Rashad has a lot of performing obligations, together with “Creed” subsequent 12 months, that can take her away periodically. Rashad mentioned she is going to be a “working artist.”

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