Phylicia Rashad Appointed Chair at Fordham University by Denzel Washington

Phylicia Rashad is named first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre at Fordham University. 

Nicole Marie Melton Oct, 08, 2011

Congrats are in order for Phylicia Rashad! The Tony Award-winning stage actress has been named as the first Denzel Washington Chair at Fordham University’s Theater at Fordham University. 

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Denzel donated $2.25 million to his alma mata this week as a proud 1977 graduate of Fordham’s Theater Program. The donation will endow the school’s first professorship in theater. Rashad will also teach a class next semester.

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According to Matthew Maguire, Director of the Theater Program at Fordham, Washington wants to rotate the professorship among well-known actors, directors, playwrights and designers, reports “The New York Times.

We’re sure Denzel and Phylicia will have a long-lasting impact on the students at Fordham. What a great way to give back!

What do you think about Denzel and Phylicia’s contribution?



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