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Dean's Welcome

Welcome to another season of sustained excellence at Howard University School of Divinity! We enter the 2015-16 academic year in a season of vibrant change. The School of Divinity has relocated to our new home on the West Campus of Howard University, which space we now share with our colleagues in the School of Law. We will be residing here for the next several years as the East Campus prepares for renewal.

With change also comes opportunity. Our new location at Holy Cross Hall gives the Schools of Divinity and Law occasion to reignite justice conversations at our University in new and empowering ways. Already, the need to transform and transcend historic and present-day degradations have found ready partners in the prophetic, ethical, legal and just critiques raised by our respective schools of thought and action.

I am greatly pleased to introduce Dr. John Ahn, who joins our community this year as assistant professor of Hebrew Bible. A recognized scholar of exilic-forced migration studies, he comes to us from Austin, Texas, having served both the academy and the church as a scholar-pastor.

Ms. Cynthia Robbins joins the School of Divinity community as an experienced nonprofit management consultant who serves as our TEAM Project Director. Using the “TEAM – Together each Accomplishes More “ – acronym for advancement, this initiative will utilize a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to fundraising for our long-term sustainability.

In the coming months, please be sure to visit our new website, receive emails, go to our social media platforms and stay in touch with HUSD. A new class of students has arrived. New academic programs are on the horizon. Our stellar faculty and staff are in place. We have much for which to give thanks. I am most appreciative that you are part of this esteemed community of learners called Howard University School of Divinity.

In our new season of sustaining excellence at HUSD, we remain committed to our mission to "educate, form and empower academic and religious leaders to transform the church and the world; and to celebrate the religious and cultural heritage of African Americans, the African Diaspora, and Africa, as we engage in the pursuit of excellence in scholarship and ministry, driven by a passion for justice and freedom, and a relentless search for truth." Ashé! In the Presence,
Alton B. Pollard, III

updated: December 3, 2015

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