Sabre Society Speaker Series: Dr. Christopher Howard '91

Presented on: Tuesday, November 29th at 12:00 PM MST

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Join us as Dr. Chris Howard '91 shares insight about leading leaders in this special GivingTuesday Sabre Society Speaker Series presentation.

Dr. Chris Howard is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of ASU, A Public Enterprise. Howard works closely with President Michael Crow and the other executive vice presidents to coordinate enterprise-wide initiatives and advancement, oversee ASU Enterprise affiliates, advance new enterprise relationships and opportunities, and integrate ASU Enterprise planning and strategy.

He is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy and earned a doctorate in politics as a Rhodes scholar from the University of Oxford. He also has an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

Howard's service to his country began as a helicopter pilot, then as an intelligence officer, where he was assigned to the elite Joint Special Operations Command. He served in Afghanistan in the Air Force Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star. Howard concluded his career as a Reserve Military Attaché to Liberia, Africa.

Previously, Howard served as the eighth president of Robert Morris University, a nationally ranked doctoral granting university in suburban Pittsburgh, beginning on February 1, 2016.

Before serving at RMU, Howard was President of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia.

Howard also served as vice president for Leadership & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma. Previously he worked in General Electric's Corporate Initiatives Group and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Corporate Associates Program. Howard served on the National Security Education Board, appointed by President Barack Obama.

He is a trustee on the Harvard University Board of Overseers and also serves on the Board of Directors of AvalonBay Communities. Howard is a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Young Presidents Organization, the Aspen Strategy Group and Trilateral Commission, and Sigma Pi Phi, the oldest African-American fraternity in the United States.

Dr. Chris Howard has been awarded the Alumni Achievement Award from Harvard Business School, the Bronze Star, the Campbell Trophy, member of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, and founder and a trustee emeritus of the Impact Young Lives, a nonprofit organization that supports South African youth.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates and Air Force Academy Foundation.