New Administrative Appointments in Higher Education for Two African Americans
Filed in Appointments on December 18, 2015
Odetta Johnson was named director of public safety and chief of police at North Carolina Central University in Durham. She was a major in the police department of Richmond, Virginia, and previously was interim chief of police at Virginia Union University in Richmond.
Johnson is a veteran of the second Gulf War, where she earned a Bronze Star. She is a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a degree in public administration.
Martin Mbugua was appointed assistant vice president of communications at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He has been serving as director of media relations at Princeton University. Before joining the staff at Princeton, Mbugua was communications and marketing manager for the Murphy Institute at the City University of New York.
Mbugua holds an MBA from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in government, politics, and international relations from St. John’s University in New York.