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Kathryn Johnson Promoted To Vice President For University Outreach And Student Affairs At Clarkson

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Kathryn Johnson of Hannawa Falls has been named vice president for University Outreach and Student Affairs at Clarkson University. Johnson had been executive director of the Career Center and International Study at Clarkson. kjohnson

In her new position, Johnson will oversee four areas: Dean of Students, including residence life, health services, sororities and fraternities, and campus safety; Student Development and Community Affairs, including counseling, co-curricular programs, international student and first-year advising, educational outreach programs and accommodative services; Career Center, including study abroad programs and cooperative education; and Institutional Diversity Initiatives and Pipeline Programs, including youth programs, student support services, HEOP, C-Step, and the McNair Scholars Program.

“Kathryn’s experience with international education programs and her nationally recognized work in the field of career services are ideally suited to raising the profile of these activities in the lives of our students,” said Clarkson President Tony Collins.

Over the past 29 years, Johnson has held a number of positions at Clarkson, including leadership roles as executive director of the Career Center and International Study and executive director of Corporate and Foundation Relations.

Last year, she was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). NACE is the leading source of information for human resources professionals, who recruit and hire college graduates, and for college career services practitioners, who advise students and graduates in career planning and the job-search process.

Johnson is one of only 18 leaders in the country to be elected to this professional board, providing advice and direction for future developments on both the university and employer sides.

Over the years she has been very active in NACE serving on a number of national committees, including the Global Initiatives Task Force and Leadership Development Task Force. She is currently chairing a task force on the future direction of the profession.

Johnson has received awards from Texas Instruments, General Dynamics, and General Electric for her work developing a comprehensive Career Center and employer relations program at Clarkson.  She developed Clarkson’s current 21 study abroad and exchange programs. She is also the former president of the Eastern Association of Colleges & Employers. Johnson is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and regularly consults with business and industry on college relations and recruiting best practices.

Johnson has a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Potsdam and a master’s of education degree from St. Lawrence University.
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