Source: Muslim American Society Press Release
On April 28, 2005 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "after over two decades of service to the Howard University community, Imam Johari Abdul-Malik will resign his duties as the Muslim chaplain at the end of this semester. Imam Johari came to Howard University in 1974 and subsequently earned degrees in chemistry and genetics. During graduate school he converted to Islam. His work with Muslims on campus began as sympathizer supporting programs and activities. Soon after his conversion he became the president of the Muslim Student Association of Howard University. As a graduate student, he served as an advisor and faith leader. And for more than ten years, starting in 1988, he has served as the first Muslim chaplain at Howard University."