May 28, 2015 – Dublin, Ohio-based Harris Search Associates has placed Dr. Hugh Mighty as the 18th dean and vice president of clinical affairs of Howard University College of Medicine. He will also serve as professor on the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In his new role, Dr. Mighty will oversee the College of Medicine’s academic programs and provide oversight for the administrative and financial operation of the College of Medicine.
He joins Howard University from Louisiana State University (LSU) where he served as vice chancellor for clinical affairs and professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the LSU School of Medicine.
“Dr. Mighty brings a wealth of clinical and practical leadership experience to this critical position within the University,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick M.D., Howard University president. “The Howard University College of Medicine and Howard University Hospital is the nexus of the University’s academic mission for our medical students, faculty, staff, as well as countless communities in need of expert medical care, particularly in communities often lacking adequate access to quality health care services. Dr. Mighty has demonstrated his commitment and dedication to furthering our mission to bridge that gap.”
Howard University is a federally chartered, private, coeducational, nonsectarian, historically black university in Washington, D.C.
Harris Search Associates, an IIC Partners member firm, is focused on identifying and attracting leaders in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media