- 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 mentioned in a information launch.
- The affiliation introduced Johnston’s retirement Aug. 8, saying it might be efficient this month.
Johnston was the primary lady to guide NACUBO. She began on the affiliation in August 2018.
She was credited with rising NACUBO’s membership and securing new grant funding with a aim 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 employees.
NACUBO mentioned Johnston was dedicated to bolstering its variety, fairness and inclusion efforts.
“Her compassionate management, which emphasised scholar success and inclusion for all, will depart a long-lasting influence on NACUBO and the enterprise officer career,” the affiliation mentioned 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 mentioned in an announcement final week when she stepped down.
“It has been an important pleasure to function NACUBO’s president,” she mentioned within the assertion.
Johnston began as a professor of English and dean of educational growth at Rockford College, in Illinois. She went on to develop 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 accordance with 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 pondering, her quiet braveness, and her heat coronary heart,” Rollins President Grant Cornwell mentioned in an announcement. “In a time that was terribly troublesome for her, she acted together with her regular poise and attentiveness to her commitments. She was a job mannequin for therefore 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 Schooling. She was on the advisory committee for the Nationwide Survey of Pupil 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 loss of life by her husband, Joe.