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H. Patrick Swygert

The 15th president of Howard University, Swygert previously served as the president of the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY); and as special counsel to the president, vice president for university administration, and executive vice president of Temple University. Swygert serves the corporate boards of Fannie Mae, United Technologies Corporation and The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. He also serves as Chairman of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Capital Financing Program Advisory Board; the National Security Agency Advisory Board; the search committee for the Founding Director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution; the DC Emancipation Commemoration Commission, and the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). He was Chairman of the Community Business Partnership of the Greater Washington Board of Trade and was a member of the Brown v. Board of Education Commemoration Commission. He earned his undergraduate degree and law degree, cum laude, from Howard University; and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of New England; and honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Temple University and Tuskegee University. SUNY awarded him its highest honor, the Medallion of the University.

Swygert is a native of Philadelphia and has two sons.


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