Dr. Tashni-Ann Dubroy joins Howard University as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer this October.
Currently serving as President of Shaw University, Dr. Dubroy is credited with Shaw’s first enrollment increase in six years, and the closing of a multi-million dollar revenue gap, including the single largest total ever raised at an alumni event.
She began her career as a Research Scientist at BASF, the world’s largest chemical company. She quickly ascended to the position of Global Technology Analyst, and after two years was appointed to serve as Chemical Procurement Manager.
She previously co-founded Tea and Honey Blends, a hair care company that manufactured and retailed natural hair care products, and co-owned a downtown Raleigh beauty bar.
When Dr. Dubroy assumes the position of Executive Vice President and COO of Howard University this fall, she will collaborate with President Wayne Frederick on strategic planning and ensure that all initiatives align with Howard’s core values and established priorities.
“Dr. Dubroy brings valuable experiences to this position, a proven track record of success, and I’m ecstatic that she is joining my leadership team,” said President Frederick. “She comes to Howard at a very critical time. As higher education becomes an increasingly more competitive environment, especially for HBCUs, her ability to advance innovation and strategies that lead to key outcomes and process optimization across the University will continue to drive us to a vibrant future.”
‘Professor, university administrator, business visionary and co-owner, and non-profit co-founder‘
Dr. Dubroy earned her Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2007 and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey. She received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Shaw University.
“Both Shaw and Howard Universities have fostered a high-level of academic success, especially among African-American students,” says Dr. Dubroy. “I look forward to supporting President Frederick in achieving his vision for Howard University, learning from the campus community and being a valuable player within the Bison family.”
Dubroy has received numerous honors for her bold leadership at Shaw, including the 2017 CEO of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal, the 2016 Presidential Medal of Excellence by Kingsborough Community College, and she is the first recipient of the 2016 Spirit of Excellence in Higher Education award by the Movement of Youth organization.
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Over the last 20 years, the University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, over 80 Fulbright recipients, 22 Pickering Fellows and one Schwarzman Scholar. Howard also produces more on-campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States.