(CNN)Howard University announced Wednesday that alunma Phylicia Rashad has been appointed dean of the recently reestablished College of Fine Arts.
The “This Is Us” star will begin her role on July 1 and report to Provost Anthony K. Wutoh.
“It is a privilege to serve in this capacity and to work with the Howard University administration, faculty and students in reestablishing the College of Fine Arts,” Rashad said in a statement.
The esteemed actress graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s in fine arts from Howard University in 1970.
She starred as Clair Huxtable in “The Cosby Show,” which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1992.
Rashad, 72, has served as guest lecturer and adjunct faculty member, conducting master’s-level classes at many colleges, universities and arts organizations. The list includes Howard, New York University, Vassar College, Carnegie Mellon and The Black Arts Institute of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting.
She was the first recipient of the Denzel Washington Chair in Theater at Fordham University.
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‘Cosby’ star named dean of fine arts at HBCU
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