Mission, Vision & Values

Senior Vice President Young Howard Forward Updates

The five pillars and 18 initiatives that make up Howard Forward touch every aspect of who we are as a University. 

Senior Vice President Young Howard Forward Updates


Howard University is a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university that provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students.

Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world.

With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.


Howard University's vision is to boldly deliver on its mission of providing a world-class global educational experience to every student.

Howard will become a top 50 research institution, providing research and advancement to impact Black communities.

Howard will continue to attract and sustain a cadre of faculty who are committed to excellence, leadership, truth and service.

Core Values

Core values define the belief system and norms that are utilized to implement Howard University's vision. Excellence, leadership, service, and truth are our core values.

Howard's aim is to forward the development of scholars and professionals who drive change and engage in scholarship that provides solutions to contemporary global problems, particularly issues impacting the African Diaspora.