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Updated: Dec 6, 2021

Martin University is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Kristie Johnson as Vice

President of Institutional Advancement. In this position, she will oversee increasing Martin’s financial resources so it can better serve and assist students in their education goals. This will include grant writing, fundraising initiatives and campaigns, strategic capital planning, and relationship building.

“We are excited to have Dr. Johnson join our executive team,” said President Sean Huddleston. “She has a passion for seeking out and securing revenue sources so that students who want to receive a university education can afford the opportunity regardless of their economic situation.”

“I am honored and excited to work with Dr. Huddleston and my colleagues at Martin University to advance the mission of such an important institution and community resource,” said Johnson. “As a first-generation college student, I recognize the value of Martin University and look forward to serving in this new role.”

Dr. Johnson previously served as the Inaugural Executive Director of Grants Management at Marian University where her duties included being the primary point of contact for all restricted externally funded sponsored projects. She holds a Doctorate degree in Leadership in Higher Education from Bellarmine University, a Master’s degree in International Development & Social Change from Clark University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from Florida State University. Dr. Johnson received her Associate of Arts degree from Edison Community College, now known as Florida Southwestern College. Dr. Johnson is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE).

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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