Ronald A. Johnson Steps Down From Presidency of Clark Atlanta University

Ronald A. Johnson, the fourth president of Clark Atlanta University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, announced that he is leaving his post for “personal reasons.” His official last day will be December 7. However the university announced that Lucille H. Maugé was appointed chief operating officer and will be acting president after Dr. Johnson’s departure.

“It has been a great honor to serve as president of CAU,” said President Johnson in announcing he is leaving his post. “Through determined focus and perseverance, we were able to make significant progress on our journey together to strengthen the long-term health and sustainability of CAU; raise the visibility and overall awareness of our great institution, and clarify the vision for the future.”

Dr. Johnson was named president of Clark Atlanta University in July 2015. Prior to joining Clark Atlanta University, President Johnson was the dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University. He also served as dean of the College of Business at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Lucille H. Maugé has been serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer at the university. She previously served as the university’s vice president for finance and business services and chief compliance officer. Before joining the staff at the university, Maugé was a banking executive.

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