Assistant Dean Student Affairs

Ms. Claretta McDaniel

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Academic Year!

Welcome to the Howard University School of Divinity (HUSD). If this is your first semester at HUSD, I am pleased that you have decided to pursue your theological education with us.  If you are a returning, welcome back to your theological journey through the Howard University School of Divinity.

As one of our faculty members said, these are “unimaginable” times.  Yet, we are here and together we are strong.  What is “unimaginable” to us is known to our Creator God who invites us to perceive the new thing that is springing forth and making a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert (Isaiah 43:19).

I hope that you and all who hold a special place in your life remain safe and healthy in all ways. Know that I am here to help you navigate your journey through HUSD and HU – You Know! The continuing COVID-19 pandemic and gun violence against human bodies elevate the need for you to pursue your HUSD journey through to completion. Our country and our world need you.

As you matriculate through the Howard University School of Divinity, I encourage you to begin your journey of searching and moving onward and upward.  Please do not become stalled by the new knowledge that you gain in your classes.  Give priority to your inward journey so that you will be equipped to serve others.  Engage in the programs and events of the School of Divinity so that we represent The Beloved Community to others.  The world is waiting for you.

Peace and Blessings,

Claretta McDaniel

Assistant Dean Student Affairs


Claretta McDaniel
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
Room 421 – Holy Cross Hall