Johnson Joins College Council Board of Directors

Feb. 20, 2017 | Joliet, Ill.

The University of St. Francis (USF) in Joliet is proud to announce that President Arvid C. Johnson has been elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. Johnson will serve a three-year term beginning January 2017 until January 2020.

Elections were held during the 2017 CIC President’s Institute on January 4, 2017.

The CIC is the only national higher education association that focuses solely on providing services and a broad range of initiatives directly to independent college and universities to help improve the quality of education and strengthen resources. Its membership includes 765 nonprofit, independent colleges, universities, higher education affiliates and organizations.

Johnson has served as the ninth president of the University of St. Francis since June 2013. Prior to joining USF, he served as the Dean of the Brennan School of Business at Dominican University since 2008 and as a professor of management since 2001. Before entering academia on a full-time basis, Johnson had over 15 years of engineering, manufacturing and senior management experience in a variety of business environments, primarily in the defense/aerospace and marketing research industries. Johnson has published and presented extensively in the areas of quantitative analysis, microwave materials processing, advanced manufacturing practices, and strategic management and holds 12 US patents. Johnson has a bachelor’s degree in physics, a master’s degree in electrical engineering, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in management science.

“The Council of Independent Colleges (the CIC) is ‘the’ advocate for liberal arts education in the United States,” said Johnson. “The University of St. Francis is privileged both to be a member of the CIC and to participate in its plans for strategic growth and impact.”

The University of St. Francis, in Joliet, Ill., serves 3,850 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, nursing and social work. There are over 48,000 USF alumni across the globe. For information, call 800-735-7500 or visit University of St. Francis: Bigger thinking. Brighter purpose.