USF president joins governing board

University of St. Francis President Arvid C. Johnson was elected to the Executive Committee of the Associated Colleges of Illinois.

University of St. Francis President Arvid C. Johnson was elected to the Executive Committee of the Associated Colleges of Illinois.

USF President Arvid C. Johnson was selected to serve on the Council of Presidents for the National Association of Collegiate Athletics.[/caption]University of St. Francis (USF) President Arvid C. Johnson has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Associated Colleges of Illinois (ACI).

ACI is a network of 22 private, nonprofit colleges and universities. The organization works with businesses and community leaders to create and support programs that help low-income, minority6 and first-generation students prepare and graduate from college, as well as help them develop professional skills to launch successful careers.

Johnson, a Frankfort resident, just started his second year as president; he was installed as USF’s ninth president June 2013. In addition to a bachelor’s degree in physics (Lewis University, Romeoville, Ill.) and a master’s degree in electrical engineering (Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.), Johnson holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, N.C.), and a Ph.D. in management science from the Stuart School of Business at the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, Ill.).

The University of St. Francis serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.


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