Clark Atlanta President Announces Retirement

February 15, 2008 · Print This Article

broadnax01a.jpgClark Atlanta University President Announces Retirement

Atlanta, Georgia (February 15, 2008) – At the winter Board of Trustees meeting, Dr. Walter D. Broadnax, president of Clark Atlanta University, announced his retirement effective July 31, 2008.

Beginning immediately, Dr. Broadnax and Dr. Carlton E. Brown will work together to effectuate a smooth transition, and on August 1, 2008, Dr. Brown will become Interim

“Dr. Broadnax came to CAU at a critical time in our history when we had grave financial challenges,” said Juanita P. Baranco, Chair of the CAU Board of Trustees. “We congratulate President Broadnax for his many accomplishments and thank him for his faithful service to Clark Atlanta.”

The CAU Board of Trustees thanked Dr. Broadnax for his leadership with a standing
ovation during the meeting. Several trustees commented about Dr. Broadnax’s
commitment to the university and his work over the years.

“These past six years have been very rewarding for my wife Angel and me, and we will
miss the students and the special contact we have had with the many extraordinary
people in the CAU family,” said President Broadnax. “While it is difficult to leave this wonderful job at CAU, I am ready for the new and exciting opportunities that come
with retirement.”

Dr. Broadnax’s tenure, which began in 2002, will be noted by marked advances in the
University’s national academic standing and strengthened financial condition. Under
President Broadnax’s leadership the institution realized several major milestones

Taking the university from a deficit to a surplus financial position;
Increasing enrollment with one of the largest freshman classes in the school’s
Gaining reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
(SACS) for another decade–the maximum number of years that SACS allows;
Arranging with the Atlanta Development Authority for the financing,
construction and management of new, state-of-the-art student housing facilities–
a $30 million project at no cost to the university;
Securing financing for the renovation of three existing residence halls;
Completing a full upgrade of the university’s quadrangle;
Upgrading the central utility plant;
Dedicating the new, three-story, 65,000 square foot Carl and Mary Ware
Academic Center; and
Forming the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development, the only
center of its kind in American higher education, led by Georgia Research
Alliance Eminent Scholar, Dr. Shafiq A. Khan.


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