March 30, 2022
Martin University President Dr. Sean Huddleston celebrated his third anniversary as University President this month.
Dr. Sean L. Huddleston began his presidency as Martin University’s 5th president in March of 2019 after having served as the inaugural Vice President and Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer for the University of Indianapolis.
“Since his arrival, Dr. Huddleston has delivered on, and exceeded, the Board’s expectations against a challenging set of metrics", said Board of Trustees Chair Joseph Perkins on a recent decision to extend Huddleston's contract. "He has a solid focus on the educational outcomes of Martin’s students, while demonstrating fiscal responsibility, strategic thinking, academic acumen, and improvements to the day-to-day operations of the university. There is a renewed level of energy on campus, and a renewed focus on Martin University as the focal point for important community initiatives.”
Dr. Huddleston's 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.
Huddleston is involved in a number of boards and has continuous involvement in his community. The boards that he is currently serving on is as follows - Newfields Board of Trustees, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, First Financial Bank Community Advisory Board, Indiana Economic Development Club Board of Governors, Independent Colleges of Indiana Board of Directors, Red Cross Indiana Region Board of Directors,Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee Board of Directors and Kennedy-King Memorial Initiative Board of Directors.