Wayne A.I. Frederick

Independent Director at Workday


Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., has served as a Director since 2022. He is the president of Howard University, having held this position since July 2014. Prior to that, Dr. Frederick served as Howard University’s interim president (elected October 2013) after serving as provost and chief academic officer for more than a year.

Following his post-doctoral research and surgical oncology fellowships at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Frederick began his academic career as associate director of the Cancer Center at the University of Connecticut. Upon his return to Howard University, his academic positions included Associate Dean in the College of Medicine, Division Chief in the Department of Surgery, Director of the Cancer Center, and Deputy Provost for Health Sciences. Dr. Frederick is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and belongs to numerous surgical organizations, including the American Surgical Association. Dr. Frederick also serves on the board of directors of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company; Forma Therapeutics Holdings, Inc.; Humana, Inc.; and Insulet Corporation, in addition to a few other privately held companies and charitable organizations.

Dr. Frederick received a bachelor’s degree in zoology, a doctor of medicine (M.D.), and a master’s degree in business administration from Howard University. He brings to the board deep experience in business administration, extensive leadership skills, and insight into the healthcare industry.


  • Independent Director

    January, 2022 - present

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