Sidney Ribeau (reh-BOH') will become the 16th leader of Howard University come August. He will succeed H. Patrick Swygert, who is stepping down in June after 13 years at the helm of Howard.
Ribeau has been president of Bowling Green State for 13 years. The Ohio school has been recognized for its residential learning communities and innovative graduate programs under Ribeau's leadership.
Swygert was credited with bringing stability to Howard.