Four African Americans Appointed to New Executive Posts at Martin University in Indianapolis

Martin University in Indianapolis is the only predominantly Black institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. Founded in 1977, Martin University was not established early enough to be eligible for the distinction of a historically Black university.

The university recently announced the appointment of four African Americans to new executive positions.

Davyd Hall was appointed executive director for the National Center for Racial Equity and Inclusion at the university. Hall previously served as the director of the Unity Center at Marian University in Indianapolis.

Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Indiana University. He earned an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University

Michael A. Couch II was named associate vice president for enrollment management. He previously served as the university’s chief financial aid officer.

Dr. Couch holds a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan. He earned a master’s degree from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in community college leadership from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

John E. Girton. Jr was promoted to vice president for the new marketing and communications division at Martin University. He previously served as director of marketing and communications.

Girton holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, and a master’s degree in urban ministry studies from Martin University.

Carol Branson was appointed vice president of information technology. She previously served as the director of information technology.

Branson has worked and studied in technology for more than 30 years. She attended Clark College in Indianapolis.


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