Larry D. Johnson, D.A. – Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020
1:30 – 1:50 p.m. Virtual Tour: Members of the Board of Trustees
2:00 – 3:20 p.m. Open Forum: Faculty
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Open Forum: Confidential, Professional, Administrators and Support Staff
5:00 – 6:15 p.m. Open Forum: Students and Community Members
Dr. Johnson represents the first African-American president in Phoenix College’s 100-year history. As president, he launched the “president’s promise,” a comprehensive plan to: (re)engage community and workforce leaders; improve employee satisfaction and engagement; increase student persistence, retention, graduation and transfer; and cultivate an environment that embraces diverse perspectives.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Johnson served as campus provost and chief academic officer at St. Louis Community College’s Forest Park Campus. He was instrumental in implementing early college programs, increasing access and success for men of color and establishing partnerships with nonprofit and business leaders. Before Dr. Johnson’s tenure at St. Louis, he served in numerous positions including associate dean of journalism and English (Broward College), department chair of general studies and developmental education, and English and humanities faculty (Georgia Piedmont Technical College).
Dr. Johnson earned his B.A. in English literature from Florida A&M University, an M.A. in humanities with an emphasis in medieval to baroque studies and a graduate certificate in institutional research from Florida State University. He earned a doctor of arts from Clark Atlanta University in humanities with a focus in English literature.