Howard University president Sidney Ribeau announced this month that he is stepping down. The announcement comes at a critical moment for Howard. The university dropped 22 spots in the U.S. News and World Report rankings this year, and Moody’s downgraded the university’s credit rating last month. Howard University provost Wayne Frederick has been named interim president. He earned a bachelor’s degree, a medical degree and a master’s of business administration at the school. Dr. Frederick joined WAMU Morning Edition host Matt McCleskey in studio to talk about his interim role.