Hall of Fame Inductees

​The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation continues its mission to be a catalyst to serve as a catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our aim is to advance the reality that HBCUs are valuable treasures and critical resources that help transform the seeds of potentiality into the fruits of possibility.

2020

LaVerne Washington

Langston University

2020

Mara Hall

Jackson State University

2019

Anita Ward-Richardson

Rust College

2019

Dr. Sandra Daye Hughes

North Carolina A&T State University

2018

Dowell Taylor

Jackson State University

2017

Jonathan Slocomb

Oakwood University

2015

Will Downing

Virginia Union University

2014

Will Packer

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2013

Bernadine R. Oliphint

Texas Southern University

2012

Floyd Gordon (Arts)

Claflin University

2012

T’Keyah Crystal Keymáh

(Entertainment)
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2011

Pearl Cleage

Spelman College

2010

Cecil J. Williams

Claflin University

2009

Ernest Eugene Barnes, Jr.

(Posthumously)
North Carolina Central University

2008

Denise Dowse

Norfolk State University

2006

Lynn Whitfield

Howard University

2006

Irma Dolores Player Hall

Texas Colleg

2005

Emmanuel Lewis

Clark Atlanta University

2003

Leo Twiggs

Claflin University

2003

Dr. Bobby Jones

Tennessee State University

2002

Nancy Wilson

Central State University

2001

Joe Torry

Lincoln University of Missouri

2000

Kenny Leon

Clark Atlanta University

1999

Robert “Bob” Thompson

West Virginia State University

1999

Debbie Allen

Howard University

1998

Dr. Della B.T. Hardman

West Virginia State College

1998

JoMarie Payton-Clark

Albany State University

1997

Dr. Rosalyn A. Walker

Hampton University

1996

Oprah Winfrey

Tennessee State University

1995

Dr. Tommie Stewart (Arts)

Jackson State University

1994

Roscoe Lee Browne

(Entertainment)
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

1993

Robert DoQui

Langston University

1992

Olivia Ward

Bowie State University

1991

Tim Reid (Entertainment)

Norfolk State University

1991

Dr. William Taylor (Arts)

Virginia State University

1990

John T. Biggers

Hampton University

1989

Jack “The Rapper” Gibson

Lincoln University of Missouri

1988

Phylicia Rashad

Howard University

1987

Lionel Richie

Tuskegee University

1986

Leontyne Price

Central State University

2021

Mr. Gregory L. Lloyd, Sr.

Fort Valley State University

2020

Dr. Walter Reed

Jackson State University

2019

C. Vivian Stringer

Cheyney University

2018

Jerry Rice

Mississippi Valley State University

2017

H. Anthony “Tony” Wyllie

Texas Southern University

2016

Alvin Attles, Jr.

North Carolina A&T State University

2015

The Jones Brothers

Albany State University

2014

Dr. Catana Starks

Tennessee State University

2013

Robert Mathis

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

2011

Coach Lonnie Bartley

Fort Valley State University

2010

Jethro T. Pugh

Elizabeth City State University

2009

Edith McGuire-Duvall

Tennessee State University

2008

Earl “The Pearl” Monroe

Winston-Salem University

2007

April Holmes

Norfolk State University

2006

Elvin Lamont Bethea

North Carolina A & T University

2005

Wyomia Tyus

Tennessee State University

2004

Doug Williams

Grambling State University

2003

Hiawatha Knight

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

2001

Marques Haynes

Langston University

1999

Steve Wilson

Howard University

1998

L.J. “Stan” Lomax

Fort Valley State University

1997

William J. Robinson

West Virginia State University

1996

Alice Coachman Davis

Albany State University

1996

Edwin Moses

Morehouse College

1995

Ralph Boston

Tennessee State University

1994

Dr. James Frank

Lincoln University of Missouri

1993

Willie Davenport

Southern University

1992

Dr. Leroy Walker

Benedict College

1991

Harry Carson

South Carolina State University

1990

John Stallworth

Alabama A & M University

1989

Louis Brock

Southern University

1988

Walter Payton

Jackson State University

1987

Willis Reed

Grambling State University

1986

Eddie Robinson

Grambling State University

2021

Dr. Tyrone A. Burroughs

Benedict College

2020

Mr. Louis Henry, Jr.

Southern University

2020

Mr. Leroy Edwards

North Carolina A&T State University

2019

Dr. Valerie R. Daniels-Carter

Lincoln University of Missouri

2018

Dr. Henry Coaxum, Jr.

(Industry)
Talladega College

2018

Craig Welburn

(Business)
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

2017

Mitchell A. Martin, CPA, MBA

North Carolina A&T State University

2016

Dr. Kase Lawal

Texas Southern University

2015

Janice Howroyd

North Carolina A&T State University

2013

Dr. Harry L. Coaxum

Talladega College

2013

Andrea Harris

Bennett College

2012

John J. Funny

(Business)
South Carolina State University

2012

Kevin W. Williams

(Industry)
Tennessee State University

2011

Johnnie B. Booker

Hampton University

2010

Lonnie Johnson

(Industry)

Tuskegee University

2010

Willie A. Deese

(Business)
North Carolina A&T State University

2009

Logan H. Westbrooks

(Industry)
Lincoln University of Missouri

2009

Dr. Theophilus Boyd, III

(Business)
Tennessee State University

2008

C.D. (Charles David) Moody

(Business)
Morehouse College

2008

Dmitri Stockton

(Industry)
North Carolina A&T State University

2007

Donna James

North Carolina A&T State University

2007

Ernest Hodge

Norfolk State University

2006

Gerald B. Smith

Texas Southern University

2006

Alexis M. Herman

Xavier University

2005

Tom Joyner

Tuskegee University

2004

Jeffrey E. Thompson

University of the District of Columbia

2004

Charles B. Gary

Claflin University

2003

James F. Garrett

North Carolina A&T State University

2002

Gregory Baranco

Southern University

2000

Dr. Thomas Boston

West Virginia State College

1999

Donald Sowell

Alcorn State University

1998

Dr. Samuels Metters

Prairie View A & M University

1997

Roy Terry & Rudolph Terry

Morehouse College

1996

Gerald Williams

Lane College

1995

Joe Dudley

North Carolina A&T State University

1994

William Cox

Alabama State University

1993

Willie E. Gary

Shaw University

1992

Daniel Kennon, Jr.

Talladega College

1992

E. J. “Jay” Williams

St. Paul’s College

1991

Jesse Hill, Jr.

Lincoln University of Missouri

1990

Harlow Fullwood, Jr.

Virginia Union University

1989

Joshua I. Smith

Central State University

1988

Carl Ware

Clark Atlanta University

1987

Earl G. Graves

Morgan State University

1986

Herman J. Russell

Tuskegee University

2021

Mr. Alden J. McDonald, Jr.

Dillard University

2020

Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd

Alabama State University

2019

Curley M. Dossman, Jr.

Morehouse College

2018

Roderick Broadway

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2017

Hamilton Bohannon

Clark Atlanta University

2015

Michael Smith

Winston-Salem State University

2014

Reverend C. T. Vivian

Western Illinois University

2020

Bynard Rustin

Cheyney State University

2019

Dr. Charles E. Steele, Jr.

Mississippi Valley State University

2017

Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.

Howard University

2016

Rev. Dr. William Barber II

North Carolina Central University

2015

The Honorable David Dinkins

Howard University

2013

The A&T Four: Major General Joseph McNeil, Dr. Franklin McCain, Dr. Jibreel Khazan, Dr. David Richmond

(Posthumously)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2012

Ralph David Abernathy, Sr.

(Posthumously)
Alabama State University

2011

Dr. Larry F. Hunter

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. El Senzengakulu Zulu

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Catherine Burks-Brooks

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Allen Cason

Tennessee State University

2011

Lucretia Collins

Tennessee State University

2011

Patricia Jenkins-Armstrong

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Pauline Knight-Ofosu

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. William Harbour

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Ernest R. Patton

Tennessee State University

2011

Joy Reagon Leonard

Tennessee State University

2011

Carolyn Reed-Bush

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Etta Simpson-Ray

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Mary J. Smith

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Francis Wilson Canty

Tennessee State University

2011

Dr. Frederick Leonard

Tennessee State University

2021

Mr. Gerald K. Harris, Sr.

Dillard University

2021

Melanie L. Campbell

Clark Atlanta University

2020

Dr. B. DaNine J. Fleming

Claflin University

2019

Rev. Dr. Michael Delano Page

Shaw University

2018

Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson

Benedict College

2017

Judge Penny Brown Reynolds

Interdenominational Theological Center

2015

Elisabeth Omilami

Hampton University

2014

Hardy K. Dorsey, Sr.

Lincoln University (MO)

2012

Harry E. Johnson, Sr.

Texas Southern University

2011

Ruth B. Crawford

Paine College

2010

Dr. Jasper Salmond

Benedict College

2009

Joyce M. Rochè

Dillard University

2007

Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker

Virginia Union University

2006

Royall M. Mack, Sr.

North Carolina A&T State University

2005

Dr. Fredrick D. Reese, Jr.

Alabama State University

2004

Clemmie B. Hatchett

Claflin University

2003

Hon. Myron Lowry

LeMoyne-Owen College

2002

George H. Andrews

Alabama State University

2001

Dr. Reatha King

Clark Atlanta University

2000

George Dillard

Langston University

1999

Dr. Joseph Lowery

Knoxville College

1998

Ollie W. Gates

Lincoln University of Missouri

1997

Lyda Hannan

Fort Valley State University

1996

Theodore Blunt

Winston-Salem State University

1995

Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray

Florida A&M University

1994

Charles Barlow

Morris Brown College

1993

Rev. Leon Sullivan

West Virginia State College

1992

Xernona Clayton

Tennessee State University

1991

Thelma Parks

Langston University

1990

Frances Delee Taylor

Claflin College

1989

Rev. Dr. Joseph Jackson

Jackson State University

1988

Geraldine Henderson

Fayetteville State University

1987

Ashley H. Cooke, Jr.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1986

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(Posthumously)
Morehouse College

2021

Dr. Adena Williams Loston

Alcorn State University

2020

Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover

Tennessee State University

2019

Dr. Elwood L. Robinson

Winston-Salem State University

2018

Dr. Lawrence Davis, Jr.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

2017

Dr. Gary A. McGaha

Mississippi Valley State University

2016

Dr. David Beckley

Rust College

2015

Dr. Robert Franklin

Morehouse College

2014

Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.

North Carolina A&T State University

2013

Thelma B. Thompson, Ph.D.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2012

Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Hampton University

2011

Dr. Henry Tisdale

Claflin University

2009

Dr. Earl Richardson

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

2007

Dr. Benjamin Payton

South Carolina State University

2006

Dr. Larry L. Earvin

Clark Atlanta University

2005

Dr. Oswald P. Bronson

Bethune - Cookman College

2004

Dr. Johnetta B. Cole

Fisk University

2003

Dr. Shirley Knox-Benton

Huston -Tillotson College

2002

Dr. Wilma Roscoe

Livingstone College

2001

Dr. Roderick Paige

Jackson State University

2000

Dr. Henry Ponder

Langston University

1999

Dr. Shirley Turnage

Elizabeth City State University

1998

Dr. William W. Sutton

Mississippi Valley State University

1997

Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy

Johnson C. Smith University

1996

Dr. Sebetha Jenkins

Jackson State University

1995

Dr. Arthur Bacon

Talladega College

1994

Dr. Robert Albright

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1993

Dr. William Harvey

Talladega College

1992

Dr. Frederick Humphries

Florida A&M University

1992

Dr. Norman C. Frances

Xavier University

1991

Dr. Earl W. Rand

Jarvis Christian College

1990

Dr. Clinita Arnsby Ford

Lincoln University of Missouri

1990

Dr. Maceo Nance, Jr.

Langston University

1989

Dr. Joseph B. Johnson

Grambling State University

1988

Dr. Henry Cheaney

Kentucky State University

1987

Dr. Mary Hatwood Futrell

Virginia State University

1986

Dr. Benjamin E. Mays

Morehouse College

2021

Rev. Dr. Kevin R. Murriel

Jackson State University

2020

Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant

Morehouse College

2019

Rev. Dr. E. Dewey Smith Jr.

Morehouse College

2018

Rev. Audrey Bronson

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

2017

Reverend Lillie Jones

(Posthumously)
Bennett College

2016

Bishop Dr. George Brooks

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2015

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.

Morehouse College

2014

Bishop Dale C. Bronner

Morehouse College

2013

Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson

Virginia Union University

2012

Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes, III

Bishop College

2011

Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.

Benedict College

2010

Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III

Morehouse College

2009

Rev. Dr. Cameron M. Alexander

Morehouse College

2008

Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.

Benedict College

2007

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley

Tennessee State University

2006

Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Sr.

Fisk University

2005

Bishop T. D Jakes

West Virginia State University

2004

Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake

Wilberforce University

2003

Bishop Eddie L. Long

North Carolina Central University

2021

Mrs. Dorothy (Rabb) Brown Cook

Southern University

2021

Retired Major General John F. Phillips

Jarvis Christian College

2020

Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, PH. D.

North Carolina A&T State University

2020

Justice Robert Benham

Tuskegee University

2019

Attorney William H. Johnson, Sr.

Claflin University

2018

Retired Rear Admiral Annie B. Andrews

(Government)
Savannah State University

2017

Justice Henry E. Frye

(Law)
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2017

The Honorable Joseph W. Hatchett

(Government)
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

2016

Honorable George Butterfield

North Carolina Central University

2015

Honorable Tommie Colbert, Sr.

Kentucky State University

2015

Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender

North Carolina A&T State University

2014

Honorable Edna Branch Jackson

Savannah State University

2013

Pamela J. Bethel, J.D.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2012

Honorable W. Troy Massey

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

2011

Honorable Brenda Hill Cole

Clark Atlanta University

2011

Honorable Henry M. Michaux, Jr.

North Carolina Central University

2010

Honorable Curtis L. Collier

Tennessee State University

2010

General Russell L. Honoré

Southern University & A&M College

2009

Honorable Bennie G. Thompson

Tougaloo College

2008

Julius L. Chambers, Esq.

North Carolina Central University

2008

General Lloyd (Fig) Newton, Ret.

Tennessee State University

2007

Honorable Johnny Ford

Knoxville College

2006

Honorable Shirley Franklin

Howard University

2006

Honorable Matthew E. Perry, Jr.

South Carolina State University

2005

Honorable James E. Clyburn

South Carolina State University

2005

Honorable Joyce London Alexander

Howard University

2004

Reuben V. Anderson

Tougaloo College

2003

Honorable Willie Earl Lockette

Fort Valley State University

2002

Honorable Clarence Cooper

Clark Atlanta University

2001

Jacquelyn Barrett

Clark Atlanta University

2000

Honorable Jesse White

Alabama State University

2000

Honorable Michael Thurmond

Paine College

1999

Honorable John F. Knight, Jr.

Alabama State University

1998

Colonel Ora J. Williams

Alcorn State University

1997

Honorable Eva Clayton

Johnson C. Smith University

1996

Donald Hollowell

Lane College

1995

Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr.

Jackson State University

1995

Honorable Kweisi Mfume

Morgan State University

1994

Honorable L. Douglas Wilder

Virginia Union University

1993

Honorable Andrew Young

Howard University

1992

Honorable John Lewis

Fisk University

1991

Honorable William Jefferson

Southern University

1990

Honorable Calvin Smyre

Fort Valley State University

1989

Honorable Barbara Jordan

Texas Southern University

1988

Honorable Earnest Finney, Jr.

Claflin University

1987

Honorable Maynard Jackson

Morehouse College

1986

Honorable Thurgood Marshall

Howard University

2021

Mrs. Lauretta Hasty Holloway

North Carolina Central University

2021

Dr. Lorene K. Robinson

Delaware State University

2021

Dr. Anne R. Gayles-Felton

Fort Valley State University

2020

Dr. Jimmie Colson Jackson

Savannah State University

2020

Mr. Leonard Springs

Voorhees College

2019

Michael P. Johnson Sr.

North Carolina Central University

2019

Dr. Lucille A. Green

Jackson State University

2018

Leonidas Epps, Jr.

(Posthumously)
Clark Atlanta University

2017

Dr. Edith A. Calhoun

Talladega College

2017

Patricia Russell-McCloud, Esq.

Kentucky State University

2017

Deborah Scott Thomas

Alabama State University

2016

Honorable Revius O. Ortique Jr.

(Posthumously)
Dillard University

2016

Norma Ely-Jones

Florida Memorial University

2015

Ada Anderson

Huston-Tillotson University

2014

Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White

(Deceased)
Hampton University

2014

Dr. Ruth Simmions

Dillard University

2013

Dr. Aaron Shirley

Tougaloo College

2013

Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes

Southern University A&M College

2013

Harriett Green Jenkins

Fisk University

2012

Dr. Arthur E. Thomas

Central State University

2012

Dr. Velma Speight-Buford

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

2010

Julian Bond

Morehouse College

2010

Dr. N. Joyce Payne

Clark Atlanta University

2010

Dr. Samuel Jolley, Jr.

Fort Valley State University

2009

Samuel Jones

North Carolina Central University

2008

Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey, III

Jackson State University

2008

Willie E. Jeffries

South Carolina State University

2008

Eunice Walker Johnson

Talladega College

2007

Benjamin S. Ruffin

North Carolina Central University

2007

Dr. Elridge W. McMillan

Clark Atlanta University

2007

Percy E. Sutton

Tuskegee University

2006

Anthony Viaer

Huston-Tillotson College

2006

Dr. John Hope Franklin

Fisk University

2006

John W. Mack

Clark Atlanta University

2005

Rev. Jesse Jackson

North Carolina A&T State University

2005

Dr. Sybil C. Mobley

Bishop College

2005

Hon. Lawrence Wilder

Virginia Union University

2004

Dr. Nathan Hare

Langston University

2004

Thomas N. Todd

Southern University A&M College

2004

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth

Alabama State University

2003

Billye Aaron

Texas College

2003

Lerone Bennett, Jr.

Morehouse College

2003

Fred Gray

Alabama State University

2002

Opal Smith

Prairie View A&M University

2002

Azie Taylor Morton

Huston-Tillotson College

2002

Ozell Sutton

Philander Smith College

2001

William “Buddy” Blakey

Knoxville College

2000

Dr. Clifford Baker

Alabama State University

1999

John Morton

Lane College

1999

Earl Lloyd

West Virginia State University

1998

Dr. Samuel Dubois Cook

Morehouse College

1998

Elder Lee A. Paschal

Oakwood College

1997

Lt. General Julius W. Becton, Jr.

Prairie View A&M University

1997

Hon. Damon J. Keith

West Virginia State University

1996

Donald C. Wade

Southern University

1996

Edward Stanley Temple

Tennessee State University

1996

Hon. Parren Mitchell

Morgan State University

1995

Dr. Samuel Myers

Morgan State University

1995

Montford Irvin

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

1995

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.

Fort Valley State University

1994

Dr. Walter Washington

Tougaloo College

1993

Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr.

Jackson State University

1993

Dr. William A. McMillan, Sr.

Johnson C. Smith University

1992

Dr. Mable Parker McLean

Barber Scotia College

2021

Dr. Alvin V. Blount, Jr.

North Carolina A&T University

2019

Dr. Jacqueline M. Walters

Alcorn State University

2018

Dr. James Densler

Savannah State University

2017

Valerie Montgomery Rice

Morehouse School of Medicine

2016

Dr. Valerie Callender

Bennett College

2016

Dr. James Bennett

Clark Atlanta University

2015

Dr. Regina Benjamin

Xavier University & Morehouse School of Medicine

2014

Dr. Haywood L. Brown

North Carolina A&T State University

2013

Dr. Edith Peterson Mitchell

Tennessee State University

2012

Dr. Ophelia E. Garmon-Brown

North Carolina Central University

2010

Dr. John E. Maupin, Jr.

Meharry Medical College

2009

Dr. Georgia M. Dunston

Norfolk State University

2008

Dr. Edward A. Rankin

Lincoln University

2007

Dr. Alvin H. Crawford

Tennessee State University

2006

Dr. Dwight D. Perry, Jr.

North Carolina Central University

2005

Dr. Charlie Bridges

Alcorn State University

2004

Dr. Levi Watkins

Tennessee State University

2003

Dr. Jesse Belmont Barber

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

2002

Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox

Virginia Union University

2001

Dr. Diane Adams

Howard University

2000

Dr. David Satcher

Morehouse College

1998

Dr. James R. Gavin, III

Livingstone College

1997

Dr. George H. Rawls

Florida A&M University

1995

Dr. Edward Cooper

Lincoln University

1994

Dr. Dorothy Bennett

Bennett College

1993

Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Philander Smith College

1992

Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis

Prairie View A&M University

1991

Dr. Frank S. Royal

Virginia Union University

1990

Dr. Ezra C. Davidson, Jr.

Meharry Medical College

1989

Dr. Louis Sullivan

Morehouse College

1988

Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

1987

Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Knoxville College

1986

Dr. George Debnam

Shaw University

2021

Dr. Valerie L. Thomas

Morgan State University

2019

Dr. Gladys B. West

Virginia State University

2017

Dr. Eugene M. DeLoatch, Ph.D.

Tougaloo College

2015

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi

Tougaloo College

2014

Dr. Cora B. Marrett

Virginia Union University

2013

Dr. Norman B. Anderson

North Carolina Central University

2012

Jesse Eugene Russell

Tennessee State University

2010

Dr. Goldie S. Byrd

North Carolina A&T State University

2007

Dr. Roosevelt Calbert

Jackson State University

2003

Dr. Keith Norris

Howard University

2001

Dr. Luther S. Williams

Miles College

2000

Katherine Coleman Johnson

West Virginia State University

1999

Dr. James Letton

Kentucky State University

1998

Robert Benjamin Lee, III

Norfolk State University

1997

Dr. Joseph B. Morris

Howard University

1996

Dr. James Harris

Huston-Tillotson College

1995

Colonel Willie L. Frazier

Claflin University

1994

Dr. Lilia Abron

LeMoyne-Owen College

1993

Dr. Jennie Patrick

Tuskegee University

1992

Dr. Walter Roberts

Mississippi Valley State University

1991

Dr. Hattie Carwell

Bennett College

1990

Dr. Beny J. Primm

West Virginia State University

1989

Dr. Samuel P. Massie

Fisk University

1987

Dr. Ronald E. McNair

North Carolina A&T State University

1986

Dr. Julian Earls

Norfolk State University

2020

Ellis L. Marsalis, Jr.

Dillard University