Four African Americans Appointed to New Executive Posts at Martin University in Indianapolis

Martin University in Indianapolis is the only predominantly Black institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. Founded in 1977, Martin University was not established early enough to be eligible for the distinction of a historically Black university.

The university recently announced the appointment of four African Americans to new executive positions.

Davyd Hall was appointed executive director for the National Center for Racial Equity and Inclusion at the university. Hall previously served as the director of the Unity Center at Marian University in Indianapolis.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University. He earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University

Michael A. Couch II was named associate vice president for enrollment management. He previously served as the university’s chief financial aid officer.

Dr. Couch holds a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan. He earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in community college leadership from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

John E. Girton. Jr was promoted to vice president for the new marketing and communications division at Martin University. He previously served as director of marketing and communications.

Girton holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a master’s degree in urban ministry studies from Martin University.

Carol Branson was appointed vice president of information technology. She previously served as the director of information technology.

Branson has worked and studied in technology for more than 30 years. She attended Clark College in Indianapolis.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Diversity Posts in Higher Education

Terrence Mitchell was appointed executive director for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Faye Belgrave has been named vice president and chief diversity officer at Virginia Commonwealth University and Tammy Bennett is the inaugural vice president for inclusive excellence in philanthropy at the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

Federal Government Calls on States to End Funding Disparities at Black Land-Grant Universities

The federal government sent letters to 16 governors emphasizing the over $12 billion disparity in funding between land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their non-HBCU land-grant peers in their states. Unequitable appropriated funding of the 1890 institutions in the states ranges from $172 million to $2.1 billion.

A Trio of Black Scholars in New Faculty Roles at Universities

The City College of New York has appointed Jervette R. Ward as director of the Black Studies Program. Scotti Branton is a new assistant professor of communication at the University of Arkansas, and professor Danille Taylor was appointed director of the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum.

Shaw University to Expand Its Presence to Research Triangle Park

The collaboration will secure Shaw University a dedicated office space within Frontier RTP innovation campus, located in the heart of the city's new vibrant downtown area. The space will include private offices and an administrative area dedicated to Shaw University, as well as classroom space.

Featured Jobs