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Phylicia Rashad

SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees

Phylicia Rashad

Phylicia—acclaimed singer, director, and actress who has appeared in stage, film, and television productions—is currently the Dean of the Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts at Howard University.

Since 1993, Phylicia has served on the advisory board of The PRASAD Project, a philanthropic expression of the SYDA Foundation, and is the official US spokesperson for that organization.

Before being appointed to the SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees, Phylicia served as a consultant to the board, contributing her expertise in communications. She has also served with the Siddha Yoga Music Department and has been a speaker at Shaktipat Intensives.

Phylicia graduated magna cum laude from Howard University with a BFA degree in theater.

The recipient of numerous professional awards and honorary doctorates, Phylicia was named the first Denzel Washington Scholar in Theatre at Fordham University. She has served as adjunct faculty at Howard University, Vassar College, and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Phylicia lives in New York State.