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Vice President for Student Affairs Blog

Illustration of VP Holmes sitting on his desk with "Tea with VP" in the background.


Welcome, Students!

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope this will be one of many visits you make here. This blog is important to me because it will help me make more connections with students outside of the more formal settings in which I typically see you. Some of my best days in the office are when I get to have thoughtful and insightful conversations with students. I’d like to create more space for those opportunities for conversation and this blog is one step of many in achieving that. I like to imagine these blog posts as conversations we could have in my office, sharing life lessons and other anecdotes over tea (preferably Earl Grey).

My goal as the Vice President for Student Affairs is to help you, the students, navigate through your matriculation at the “Mecca.” I want each of you to get the most you can out of your experience at Howard. College is much more than a means to earn a degree. As President Frederick reminds us: you will get more than your degree at Howard—you will get an education. Your experience at Howard will challenge and reward you in ways you never imagined. It is my hope that this will be a holistic growth opportunity for you, with thoughtfulness and introspection that will help you become the best version of yourself.

- Kenneth M. Holmes, Vice President for Student Affairs


Blog Posts

March 8, 2019: Spring Break

February 22, 2019: Life-long Learning

February 7, 2019: Comparisons

December 12, 2018: End-of-Semester Reflections

December 6, 2018: Blame, Shame, and Responsibility

November 21, 2018: Happy Thanksgiving!

November 14, 2018: Balancing Technology

November 8, 2018: Integrity

November 1, 2018: Homecoming: One Howard

October 25, 2018: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 17, 2018: Truth and Rumors

October 10, 2018: Understanding Depression

October 3, 2018: Using Your Gifts

September 26, 2018: Healing at Howard: Healing, Yielding, and Growing

September 19, 2018: Time to Let Go

September 13, 2018: Success

September 7, 2018: All of You Are Leaders

Our Mission

The Division Student Affairs supports the mission of the University by providing student-centered, high quality programs that promote an appreciation of diversity and foster a strong university community.


Address & Phone

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
2400 Sixth Street, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20059

Telephone: 202-806-2100 
Fax: 202-806-9302