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Clark Atlanta University Elects New President

People make their way on the Clark Atlanta University campus in Atlanta Ga. Thursday Feb. 12, 2009. Enrollments at black colleges have declined while endowments have dropped and fundraising sources have dried up during the nation's economic meltdown. (AP Photo/W.A. Harewood)
People make their way on the Clark Atlanta University campus in Atlanta Ga. Thursday Feb. 12, 2009. Enrollments at black colleges have declined while endowments have dropped and fundraising sources have dried up during the nation's economic meltdown. (AP Photo/W.A. Harewood)
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A new president has been chosen to lead Clark Atlanta University.

School officials said in a statement that the dean of Texas Southern University’s business school, Ronald A. Johnson, has been elected president by the university’s board of trustees and will begin in his new role July 1.

Clark Atlanta officials say Johnson earned a degree in economics and an MBA from Adelphia University, and earned a masters and Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.

Officials say Johnson replaces Carlton E. Brown who is retiring June 30.

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