Faculty Senate Calls for the Ouster of Howard University President

The head of the faculty senate at Howard University is calling for the ouster of university president H. Patrick Swygert. In a letter to the board of trustees, Theodore Bremner, chair of the senate, wrote that it is time to end “an intolerable condition of incompetence and dysfunction at the highest level.” The letter states that the president ignores the faculty senate, mismanages federal research grants, and has jeopardized the financial condition of the institution. The senate had voted 16 to 2 to send the letter.

H. Patrick Swygert has been president of Howard University since 1995. He is a graduate of the university and the university’s law school.