Former Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Eugene White will lead Martin University as interim president for a year, university officials announced Wednesday.
“I decided to flunk retirement and take the assignment,” said White, who retired from IPS in April after seven years heading the state’s second-largest school district.
White replaces outgoing President George Miller. Miller surprised university trustees last month by announcing his resignation after 18 months to pursue another education job in the South.
The state’s only predominantly black institution, Martin University has recently been roiled by changes in leadership. The Rev. Boniface Hardin founded the school in 1977 and served as its president for 30 years, retiring in 2007. Since then, the university has had two other presidents. Hardin died in 2012.