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James E. Cheek

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James E. Cheek, 13th Howard University President

James Cheek was the thirteenth president of Howard University. With a tenure of 20 years (July 1, 1969-June 30, 1989), President Cheek was the university's second-longest serving president and also its youngest elected president at age 36. During Dr. Cheek's presidency, the University expanded from 11 schools and colleges to 18, and grew from one campus to five.

A Pictorial Overview of the Cheek Years