Office of The President

A Message From The President


Welcome to Clark Atlanta University, where every day we are “Cultivating the Lifted Lives that will Transform the World”.

As President, I am thrilled to greet you at this remarkable institution, a place where tradition meets innovation, and where dreams are nurtured into impactful realities. At CAU, we are committed to an educational experience that goes beyond the classroom, encompassing holistic development for every student.

Our faculty and staff are dedicated to your success, guiding you through a journey of discovery, growth, and empowerment. Here, you're not just earning a degree; you're gaining the skills, knowledge, and network to make a significant difference in the world.

We pride ourselves on a student-first approach, ensuring that your time at CAU is not only academically enriching but also personally fulfilling. Join us in this vibrant community where your potential knows no bounds, and where your contributions will shape a brighter, more equitable future.

Welcome to the Panther family, where excellence is not just pursued; it's achieved.

George T. French Jr., Ph.D.
Clark Atlanta University

Contact Office of the President

Phone Number: 404-880-8566
Email Address:
Harkness Hall - President's Suite
223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314

University President In The News

The Office of the President at Clark Atlanta University is a dynamic hub of engagement, connecting students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders in a vibrant tapestry of collaboration and leadership.

Our mission to cultivate lifted lives is brought to life through fostering robust relationships and driving impactful leadership initiatives.

This energetic approach ensures that every member of our community is part of a transformative journey, shaping a future that resonates with our shared vision of excellence and positive change.

Clark Atlanta University’s strategic plan, Destination 2028, is fully emergent, building upon the significant accomplishments and progress achieved under the 2018 – 2023 Strategic Plan.

You can view the communication from the Office of the President regarding the Destination 2028 framework for strategic, operational, and business planning below. 

For more information, please contact the Office of Planning, Assessment, and Institutional Research.