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President Chris Howard

“You can't manufacture momentum. Institutions either have it or they don't, and RMU has it.”
-- Dr. Chris Howard, 8th president, Robert Morris University

Dr. Chris Howard knows about momentum. In the past 10 years, he went from Vice President of Leadership and Strategic Initiatives at University of Oklahoma to President of Hampden-Sydney College to President of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. His resume speaks for itself:

U.S. Air Force Academy graduate who earned the Bronze Star in Afghanistan.

Harvard M.B.A. and Rhodes Scholar who earned his doctorate from Oxford.

Academic All-American and winner of the Campbell Trophy as the nation’s top football scholar athlete.

At Hampden-Sydney he was named one of America’s 20 Most Interesting College Presidents by The Best Schools, while the college produced its first Truman and Goldwater Scholars in 20 years.

Dr. Chris Howard is the eighth president of Robert Morris University and one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, and as a Rhodes Scholar, earned a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. He also has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Dr. Howard earned a Bronze Star for service in Afghanistan, and he also served with the elite Joint Special Operations Command and as the Reserve Air Attaché to Liberia.

Before coming to RMU, Dr. Howard was president of Hampden-Sydney College, a Virginia liberal arts school and one of the oldest colleges in the country. Read more about Dr. Howard here.

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