His one-year term began in July.
Dr. David N. Johnson, president of Johnston Community College, has been selected president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP) for 2017-18.
The purpose of the NCACCP is to foster and promote the growth, progress, and general welfare of North Carolina’s community colleges through the unified efforts of the system’s presidents. The NCACCP president is responsible for planning and conducting the association’s monthly and quarterly meetings and advocating on behalf on the 58 colleges and presidents to the N.C. General Assembly, the State Board of Community Colleges, and the system office leadership.
Johnson said he has several goals for the association in the upcoming year, including the hiring of an executive director. Also, he said he would like the association to be involved in a statewide marketing and branding campaign as well as strengthen its relationship with the state board, system office and trustee association to better develop a strategic plan and promote the needs of the state’s community colleges. He also hopes the association can plan an orientation for new presidents in the upcoming year.
“We are anticipating a year filled with accomplishments on behalf of community colleges across the state,” Johnson said. “I am honored to lead the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents during this time.”
Johnson became JCC’s third president in 2009. Before returning to his home state of North Carolina, Johnson served various community colleges in Virginia for almost 20 years. Immediately prior to coming to JCC, he was provost of the John H. Daniel Campus of Southside Virginia Community College. In addition, he held several positions at Wytheville Community College as well as executive director of the Crossroads Institute.
A native of Raleigh, Dr. Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in music education from Campbell University, a master’s of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a doctorate in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University.
Johnson served as the NCACCP treasurer in 2016-17 and secretary in 2015-16.
Cut line: Dr. David Johnson, JCC president, is president of the North Carolina Association of Community College Presidents (NCACCP) for 2017-18.