The President of Hampden-Sydney College Christopher Howard joined the President's Forum Speaker Series on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. with a talk titled, “8 Ways to Accelerate Your Leadership Odyssey.” The 24th President of the Virginia institution, Howard is one of the youngest U.S. college presidents to serve. Following graduation from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a distinguished military career, Howard earned his doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Howard spent many years in various divisions of Bristol-Myers Squibb, working in marketing, sales, strategic planning, consulting and business development. Throughout his career, Howard has fostered leadership through organizations such as the Aspen Institute, where he serves as a Henry Crown fellow, and the International Speakers Bureau. He has also worked to support entrepreneurs in the developing world, and founded the Impact Young Lives Foundation, which provides scholarship and travel opportunities for South African University students of color.