Martin University in Indianapolis Appoints Three African-Americans to Administrative Posts

Martin University in Indianapolis is a predominantly Black educational institution. It enrolls about 350 students, 92 percent of whom are Black. Founded in 1977, the university is not eligible under law to be designated a historically Black institution.

The university recently announced a series of executive-level appointments.

Lashun Aron-Smith has been named vice president for academic affairs. She was director of academic initiatives in the School of Business at the University of Indianapolis.

Dr. Aron-Smith holds a doctorate in higher education with a specialization in administration and adult education from Argosy University in Chicago, Illinois.

Ezell Marrs has been named vice president for enrollment management. He most recently served as the university’s director of admissions.

Marrs is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, where he majored in business. He holds a master’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix.

Candace Pate has been named executive director for institutional advancement. She was the director of admissions and community partnerships for Providence Cristo Rey High School.

Pate is a graduate of Indiana State University where she majored in child development and family life. She is currently completing a master’s degree from the School of Philanthropy of Indiana Univerity.


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