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Artis Hampshire-Cowan

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Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Greens (Collard)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Favorite Quote:
Your Word Is Your Bond.

Birthplace

Born:
2/5/1955
Birth Location:
Mobile, Alabama

Profession

Category:
EducationMakers
Occupation(s):
Academic Administrator

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Greens (Collard)
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Favorite Quote:
Your Word Is Your Bond.

Birthplace

Born:
2/5/1955
Birth Location:
Mobile
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Biography

Academic administrator Artis Hampshire-Cowan was born in Mobile, Alabama on February 5, 1955. In 1976, she graduated with honors from Morris Brown College with her B.A. degree in Business Management. Three years later, she received her J.D. degree from Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduation, she served as Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, whereupon she moved to Washington, D.C. For twelve years, Hampshire-Cowan worked with the government of the District of Columbia. She held such positions as Congressional lobbyist with the Office of Intergovernmental Relations; Chief of the Office of Compliance at the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs; Historic Preservation Development Expert; and Senior Advisor/Attorney Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and City Administrator. Hampshire-Cowan also served as General Counsel at RFK Stadium; she served as in-house counsel and the chief negotiator for several sports initiatives including the Redskins/District proposal to construct a new Redskins stadium in the District of Columbia and subsequently served as Special Counsel to County Executive Wayne Curry’s successful construction of the Redskins Stadium in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

In 1991, Hampshire-Cowan co-founded and later served as president of Bright Beginnings, an organization that aims to meet the needs of
homeless children by providing families with childcare and on-site therapeutic and family support services. In 1994, Hampshire-Cowan joined the Board and also served as president (2005-2007) of the Prince George’s Community Foundation, which supports and grants funds to the County’s nonprofit organizations. Hampshire-Cowan, a graduate from the Stephen Covey Leadership Center, is a certified trainer for the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Principle Centered Leadership, and First Things First. She has provided training for boards of directors and executive management in higher education, business, government, and nonprofit community-based organizations. Currently, Hampshire-Cowan is Senior Vice President and Secretary of Howard University. In this role, she serves as corporate secretary of the University; manages the affairs of Howard's Board of Trustees; and plans and manages all official functions of the University, including Opening Convocation, Charter Day, and Commencement.

In 1993, Hampshire-Cowan served as Prince George's County Executive appointee on Superintendent Selection Committee. In 1994 and 1998, she Co-Chaired Prince George's County Executive's 1994 Education Transition Committee. In 1998, Hampshire-Cowan was appointed by Governor Glendening as Chairperson, Management Oversight Panel, Prince George’s County Public Schools. Hampshire-Cowan was granted the Power 150—People Who Make Things Happen Award by the Washingtonian Magazine in 2007 and the Women Who
Mean Business Award by the Washington Business Journal in 2008. In 2009, Hampshire-Cowan was featured in the Washingtonian Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women, and in 2010, she was named to the 2010 Prince George’s Suite Top 100
“Who’s Who of Prince George’s County and Who’s Who in Black Metropolitan Washington, DC.” Hampshire-Cowan currently resides in Mitchellville, Maryland, with her husband, Ernest. They have
two children, Carri and Ernest, Jr.

Artis Hampshire-Cowan was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on June 27, 2010.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Artist Hampshire-Cowan's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her mother's upbringing
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Artis Cowan-Hampshire talks about her paternal family's land ownership
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her father's upbringing and employment
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan lists her siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her likeness to her parents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers baseball games with her father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her mother's civic involvement
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about Mardi Gras in Mobile, Alabama, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her family's Sunday routine
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers the summers
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls the start of her schooling
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan reflects upon her early education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her education at Lutheran schools
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers her family's activism against segregation
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her paternal uncle's police assault
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan reflects upon her experiences of segregation in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers judging the Azalea Trail Maids contest in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about the political influences in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers school integration in Mobile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her activities at Mattie T. Blount High School in Eight Mile, Alabama
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her summer program in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers her decision to study business
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her start at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her experiences at Morris Brown College
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her hairstyle
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers her introduction to African American history
  • Tape: 3 Story: 11 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her decision to study law at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 3 Story: 12 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her undergraduate and law school classmates
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes Temple University Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers her law school professors
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers her attempt to visit Ghana
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her early law career
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls serving as an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about Reverend Dr. W. Wilson Goode, Sr.'s mayoral administration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her role in Mayor Marion Barry's administration
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan reflects upon Mayor Marion Barry's achievements
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about the responsibilities of elected officials
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about the importance of workplace relationships
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes the founding of Bright Beginnings
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls Wayne Curry's leadership in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about the impact of Bright Beginnings in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her career at Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan remembers Joyce Ladner's leadership of Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her work in the Prince George's County Public Schools
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan reflects upon her work at Howard University
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan recalls her experiences as Howard University's social events coordinator
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her motivational speaking career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her board service
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her community in Prince George's County, Maryland
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan talks about her children
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes her father's support
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan shares her advice to young female professionals
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Artis Hampshire-Cowan narrates her photographs