Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson is resigning for personal reasons the school announced on Friday. Johnson will be replaced by Lucille H. Maugé on an interim basis until a permanent replacement is found. Johnson, who has only been at CAU for three years will officially leave on Dec. 7.
“I make this decision for personal reasons and I advised our Board of Trustees of my intentions today,” Johnson wrote. “While I am reluctant to leave this great University and its incredible students, faculty and staff I am incredibly proud of what we accomplished during this period of institutional transformation.”
“We are deeply grateful to President Johnson for his service to our university. He made many contributions to the university during his tenure, the most recent being the improvement in the academic quality of admitted students and development of a new strategic plan,” said Gregory Morrison, Chair of CAU’s Board of Trustees. “Dr. Johnson departs with an appreciation of the board, faculty, staff, student body and alumni.”
Maugé has been a member of Clark Atlanta University’s executive cabinet for 12 years.
For the immediate future, she will step in as the school’s chief operating officer, responsible for CAU’s day-to-day operations while the formal search begins.
She most recently served as the Atlanta school’s executive vice president and CFO.