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Martin University announced today that four new members have been elected to its Board of Trustees. The Board is comprised of community, corporate, and alumni leaders and is charged with the University’s legal authority, control, and responsibility for governance in the areas of institutional mission, planning, fiscal affairs, and related activities that support Martin University and its strategic initiatives. New members are:

  • Senator Jean D. Breaux – She was elected to the State Senate in December of 2006 and served as Assistant Democratic Leader by the Senate Democratic Caucus from 2012 to 2020.

  • Dr. Lisa E. Harris – She serves as Eskenazi Health’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) leading one of America’s essential health care systems that also serves as a vital training ground for the Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Marva Antoinette Hunt – She currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Programs at IU Kelly School of Business Indianapolis. The mission of the Undergraduate Program is to reverse labor shortages in key industries, at both a management and functional level.

  • Ahmed Young – He is currently the Director of Public Affairs/State & Local Government Relations for Walmart. He previously served as General Counsel and Chief of External Affairs & General Counsel for Indianapolis Public Schools where he managed legal and legislative affairs for the state’s largest school corporation.

“We are very pleased to welcome these outstanding community leaders to Martin University’s Board of Trustees", said Board Chair Joseph M. Perkis, Jr. "The Board and I are looking forward to working with each of them and learning from their experiences and knowledge."

“Each of these individuals possesses valuable leadership skills that will be a tremendous asset to Martin University,” said President Sean Huddleston. “Their addition to our outstanding board will allow us to continue to better serve our students and our state.”

Founded in 1977, Martin University is Indiana’s only Predominantly Black Institution of higher education. It is steeped in a history of service and open to a diverse population of students.

Martin University’s mission is to provide excellence in educating and developing traditional and non-traditional students in an inclusive, supportive, and healthy collegiate environment.

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