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Clark Atlanta University President Resigns, Effective Dec. 7

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) president Ronald A. Johnson is leaving the school, his resignation effective Dec. 7.

“I make this decision for personal reasons and I advised our Board of Trustees of my intentions today,” Johnson said in his resignation letter. “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible, faculty and staff, I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished together during this period of institutional transformation.”

Johnson had been president since July 2015.

Four years ago, Johnson became the fourth president of CAU. During his tenure, he claims to have made strides to preserve the school and continue its 153-year legacy that dates from preceding institutions Atlanta University and Clark College.

Clark Atlanta, which had about 3,700 students enrolled last year, will begin its search for its next president immediately.

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