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President's Biography

Official PhotoHarold L. Martin Jr.
Interim President of Morehouse College

Harold L. Martin Jr., the Interim President of Morehouse College, is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in advising senior executives at Fortune 500 companies and institutions of higher education.  

Martin Jr. was appointed as the new leader of Morehouse College on June 26, 2017. He had formerly served as a member of the Morehouse College Board of Trustees.

An alumnus of Morehouse College, Martin Jr. graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 as the class valedictorian, earning a B.A. in Business Administration. He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a JD from Yale Law School.

In his post-collegiate years, Martin Jr. has been an active member of the Morehouse College community through his involvement on the Board of Trustees. After leading a pro bono consulting project to develop the College’s strategic plan in 2011, Martin Jr. was invited to join the Board of Trustees in 2014. Since then, he has served as a member of the Finance, Trusteeship and Governance Committees, as well as multiple ad hoc committees. Most recently, in April 2017, Martin Jr. was elected Secretary of the Board of Trustees. He resigned the position to serve as the new Interim President of Morehouse College.

Outside of Morehouse College, Martin Jr. has spent more than a decade working as a consultant in the areas of business, finance, and higher education.

He served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, where he helped academic institutions solve complex strategic, financial, and organizational challenges. Martin Jr. was also a leader in the firm’s Higher Education Practice, which studied trends transforming the landscape of higher education and best practices exemplified by leading colleges and universities. Martin Jr. has also worked with numerous institutions, including large research universities, online colleges, and academic health centers.

Since leaving McKinsey & Company in November 2014, Martin Jr. has built a successful independent consulting practice and private investment firm in Atlanta.

He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kirstyn. They have twin toddlers, Harold III and Serena Martin.