On July 1, Dr. Larry Johnson will begin serving as president of Phoenix College. Dr. Johnson has an impressive background in higher education administration and we are excited to begin a new chapter in PC’s history under his leadership.
Johnson previously served as the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at St. Louis Community College (STLCC). He provided leadership to the Early College Academies, a partnership with the St. Louis Public School District and The School District of University City.
Prior to working at STLCC, Dr. Johnson served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Broward College - South Campus; Division Chair for Arts & Sciences and Developmental Education, Student Concerns Officer, and Instructor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College.
He is a member of the Presidents' Round Table and the National Council on Black American Affairs. Dr. Johnson is currently a member of the American Association of Community Colleges' Commission on College Readiness.
Johnson earned a Doctorate in the Humanities, with an emphasis in English Literature, from Clark Atlanta University, and a Master's Degree in Humanities, with an emphasis in Medieval to Baroque Studies, from Florida State University. He also earned a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.
Dr. Johnson is the author of several academic articles, presentations and webinars, and an autobiography entitled Memoirs of a Young Black Scholar; Surviving and Coping With Loss.
Dr. Johnson mentors young men of color and students from underrepresented and marginalized groups. He maintains that his purpose in life is to give voice to the voiceless, in keeping with the words articulated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’”
We welcome Dr. Johnson to Phoenix College!