Ms. Hampshire-Cowan is a senior fellow at AGB. She recently completed a 23-year tenure at Howard University which included serving as senior vice president and secretary, interim chief operating officer, and acting president. A sought-after speaker and trainer, her training specialties include organizational development, leadership, managing change and transition, diversity, board-CEO relationships, board development, and strategic deployment. Prior to serving as senior vice president, she served concurrently as secretary and vice president for human resource management and provided executive oversight for a workforce of more than 6,000.
Before joining Howard University, she spent 12 years working with the government of the District of Columbia. This included time as a congressional lobbyist, consumer and regulatory enforcement administrator, attorney-advisor to the deputy mayor for economic development, and senior advisor and counsel to the city administrator. She also served as general counsel of RFK Stadium, where she led the negotiations to build a new Redskins Stadium. She subsequently served as special counsel to County Executive Wayne Curry in his successful bid to relocate the team to Prince George's, Maryland. Hampshire-Cowan graduated with honors from Morris Brown College with a degree in business management and received her JD from Temple University Law Center. She is also a graduate of Harvard's Institute for Higher Education Management.