Howard University has named a new Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

Howard alumnus Wayne A.I. Frederick will take his post starting on June 18, 2012.

“A trusted leader, a revered expert in his field and a champion in his community, Dr. Frederick embodies Howard’s unwavering pursuit of ‘Truth and Service.’ With his appointment, we reaffirm our commitment to the vision of a University prominent in research and education across all disciplines,” said Howard University President Sidney A. Ribeau.

Frederick is originally from Port of Spain, Trinidad. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology, his medical degree from the College of Medicine, and his Masters in Business Administration from the School of Business at Howard.