Sean Huddleston Named President of Martin University in Indianapolis

Sean L. Huddleston has been named president of Martin University in Indianapolis, Indiana. The university enrolls fewer than 400 students. African Americans make up 92 percent of the student body. Huddleston will start his new role on March 25, 2019.

Currently, Huddleston is vice president for inclusion and equity at the University of Indianapolis. He was the chief officer for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Earlier, Huddleston was assistant vice president for inclusion and equity strategy implementation at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. He has also held managerial positions with Steelcase and Detroit Technologies.

“I am deeply honored and extremely excited to have been selected to serve as the next President of Martin University,” said Huddleston. “I truly believe that its rich history and mission make Martin one of the most important higher education institutions in our region. Dr. Eugene White did a tremendous job leading the institution, resulting in Martin’s being stable and poised for growth. I am looking forward to working side-by-side with Martin’s faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, and friends to help the university achieve new heights while continuing to preserve the great legacies of our founders, Father Boniface Hardin, and Sister Jane Schilling.”

Huddleston holds a bachelor’s degree from Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan, and a master’s degree in education from Grand Valley State University. He is expected to receive a doctorate in higher education and community college leadership from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, this coming May.

Related Articles


Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Appointed to New Academic Positions

Leon Prieto, Kofi Afrifah, and Andrea Moore have been appointed to new academic positions at Clayton University, Bowie State University, and Savannah State University, respectively.

Historic HBCU Landmark Revitalized Through National Park Service Grant

Through three restoration grants totaling $2 million, the Rosenwald Practice School and Principal House will be fully restored, becoming the new home for the Northeastern North Carolina African American Research and Cultural Heritage Institute.

Five Black Leaders Appointed to Administrative Positions

Here is this week’s roundup of African American who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you have news for our appointments section, please email the information to

North Carolina A&T University Establishes Research Partnership with Collins Aerospace

“There are direct relations to the research we do in the College of Engineering and the mission purpose of Collins Aerospace,” said Stephanie Luster-Teasley, interim dean of the College of Engineering at North Carolina A&T State University. “Being able to partner with Collins really gives our students the opportunities for hands-on research at each level – undergraduate and graduate.”

Featured Jobs