The Office of External Affairs advances the University’s priorities, maintains and strengthens the university’s reputation, and builds long term relationships with key stakeholder groups through regular communications, advocacy and engagement on a wide range of issues.


Our vision is to ensure that the community and leaders on the local, national, and world stage understand Howard’s importance as a comprehensive research institution that produces leaders for the nation and the global community and our role as a partner in helping society reach its full potential.

Meet Assistant Vice President of External Affairs Joe Leonard, Ph.D.

As of May 31, 2022 AVP Joe Leonard will lead Howard University's efforts to maintain and build relationships with local, state and federal government officials.

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