Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Selects New President

Michelle Howard-Vital was named president of Cheyney University, a historically black educational institution which is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Cheyney has an enrollment of about 1,550 students, most of whom are black.

Dr. Howard-Vital recently served as interim president of Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. Previously she was the associate vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in public policy analysis from the University of Illinois at Chicago.