Office of the President




Dr. Sean L. Huddleston began his presidency as Martin University’s 5th president on March 25, 2019. Dr. Huddleston’s entire career in higher education has been focused on leading institutional efforts that create conditions of success for nontraditional students and those who have been historically underrepresented and underserved. Prior to joining Martin University, Dr. Huddleston served as the inaugural Vice President and Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the University of Indianapolis. In this role, Dr. Huddleston led system-wide efforts that enhanced institutional excellence through the design, implementation, and assessment of institutional diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives. Dr. Huddleston held similar roles at Framingham State University and Grand Valley State University, and has taught various courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Huddleston’ educational experiences have focused on non-traditional, adult learners in higher education. As a returning adult student, he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) from Siena Heights University. He later earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Adult and Higher Education and an Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Leadership degree from Grand Valley University. Dr. Huddleston completed his doctorate in Community College Leadership at Ferris State University. Dr. Huddleston has also received professional certifications from Cornell University and Dartmouth College.

Office of the President
Martin University
2186 North Sherman Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46218 
P: 317.917.3671
F: 317.543.3262


Meeting Request

To request a meeting with the President contact Karen Thorp by e-mail at, or by phone at 317.917.3671

To request the President’s attendance at an event, contact Karen Thorp by e-mail at, or by phone at 317.917.3671

SR. Executive Assistance
Contact  Karen Thorp
P: 317-917-3671


Administrative Assistance
Contact  Lauren Hurse
P: 317-822-3489

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Director of Technology & Communication Systems
Contact  Carol Branson
P: 317.917.3628