University officials announce 8th president of RMU

September 10, 2015

Robert Morris University has announced that 8th president of the university will be Dr. Christopher B. Howard.

According to an email sent out by the RMU Board of Trustees Chair, Gary Claus, Howard is currently the president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. Hampden-Sydney is a private college for men “that is one of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions.”

The 46-year-old decorated veteran of the U.S. Air Force Reserve will begin his term on Feb. 1, 2016.

Both Dr. Howard and his wife, Barbara Noble Howard will be present at the Fall Mixer later today from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Joe Walton Plaza.

Current Interim President and Provost David Jamison will continue to serve as the interim president until Dr. Howard takes over in February, according to the email.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.



Dr. Christopher B. Howard (Image courtesy of Hampden-Sydney College)

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