Ronald A Johnson, Ph.D., was inaugurated as Clark Atlanta University’s fourth president on October 8 at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in Atlanta. Immediately after assuming his role at CAU on July 1, 2015, Dr. Johnson moved to restructure every degree program at CAU for students to enhance their portfolio and boost their competitiveness in the global workforce. CAU moved up in rank to #18 in the Top 20 Best HBCU’s by US News and World Report during Dr. Johnson’s first year as president. He intends to “broaden and sharpen CAU’s efforts.”
Dr. Johnson previously served as the dean of the Texas Southern University Jesse H. Jones School of Business and a finance professor since 2011. He also served as dean of West Carolina University’s College of Business and has taught several majors of study to include finance and economics at Florida A&M University, Northeastern University, and Howard University.