- Susan Whealler Johnston, president and CEO of the Nationwide Affiliation of Faculty and College Enterprise Officers, died Friday, simply 4 days after she introduced her retirement.
- Johnston died following a battle with most cancers, NACUBO stated in a information launch.
- The affiliation introduced Johnston’s retirement Aug. 8, saying it could be efficient this month.
Johnston was the primary girl to guide NACUBO. She began on the affiliation in August 2018.
She was credited with growing NACUBO’s membership and securing new grant funding with a objective of enhancing outcomes for establishments that enroll many underserved college students. She additionally oversaw the affiliation because it created a consulting arm and launched an Rising Leaders program for finance and enterprise workers.
NACUBO stated Johnston was dedicated to bolstering its range, fairness and inclusion efforts.
“Her compassionate management, which emphasised pupil success and inclusion for all, will depart an enduring impression on NACUBO and the enterprise officer career,” the affiliation stated in an announcement.
Johnston took an early medical retirement to concentrate on her well being and to permit NACUBO’s board to transition to new management, she stated in an announcement final week when she stepped down.
“It has been an amazing pleasure to function NACUBO’s president,” she stated within the assertion.
Johnston began as a professor of English and dean of educational growth at Rockford College, in Illinois. She went on to turn into affiliate dean at Regent’s Faculty in London and an government on the Affiliation of Governing Boards of Faculties and Universities.
She led AGB’s institutes for board chairs and presidents, in response to a biography posted by Rollins Faculty, in Florida. Johnston chaired the board of trustees at Rollins.
“Susan was an astute and skilled chief, admired for her clear considering, her quiet braveness, and her heat coronary heart,” Rollins President Grant Cornwell stated in an announcement. “In a time that was terribly tough for her, she acted along with her normal poise and attentiveness to her commitments. She was a task mannequin for thus many, together with myself: grace, knowledge, professionalism, and humanity, absolutely embodied.”
Johnston additionally served on governing boards for Radford College and the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Training. She was on the advisory committee for the Nationwide Survey of Scholar Engagement.
Johnston earned her doctorate and a grasp’s diploma from Purdue College after attending Rollins Faculty for her undergraduate diploma, which she acquired in 1975. She was preceded in demise by her husband, Joe.