A vice chairwoman of Howard University‚Äôs board of trustees told the board in a report published Friday that the school ‚Äúis in genuine trouble‚ÄĚ because of financial and management problems.

‚ÄúHoward will not be here in three years if we don‚Äôt make some crucial decisions now,‚ÄĚ Renee Higginbotham-Brooks wrote in a letter published on the Chronicle of Higher Education‚Äôs website.

Among the concerns Higginbotham-Brooks mentioned were ‚Äúcompetition for students from less expensive public colleges, the possibility of a reduction in federal appropriations, expenses associated with the university‚Äôs hospital, the absence of a robust fundraising system to offset declines in tuition revenue and a university workforce that she said is too large.‚ÄĚ

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