Facing financial struggles and accusations of mismanagement, the president of Howard University is stepping down at the end of the calendar year.
President Sidney Ribeau announced his retirement in a letter to the Howard community today. The letter highlights the successes his five-year tenure, from academic initiatives to the construction of new campus buildings.
Left unmentioned are Howard's recent troubles. Undergraduate enrollment dropped by more than 6 percent last academic year from the previous one as fewer accepted students chose to attend Howard, though it did rebound slightly this year.