Community College of Allegheny County President Alex Johnson has been appointed president of Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland.
Mr. Johnson, who became president of CCAC in 2008, will start his new job July 1, according to a press release from CCAC. No time frame has been determined for a search for his replacement.
Mr. Johnson, who came to CCAC from Delgado Community College in New Orleans where he was chancellor, is moving to Cleveland to be close to his children and grandchildren, he said in the press release.
"It has been my honor to serve as CCAC's president these past five years," Mr. Johnson said, adding that he could not let the opportunity to go to Cleveland pass given that his family is there.
CCAC board of trustees chair Amy Kuntz said: "Mr. Johnson elevated CCAC during the past five years, and we are a stronger, more effective college thanks to his leadership."
One of Mr. Johnson's accomplishments was the $41 million Imagine & Achieve comprehensive campaign, which was expanded from its original $30 million goal and was completed 18 months ahead of schedule.
Mr. Johnson also is credited with increasing the college's diversity initiatives and increasing student success and completion. He was behind such initiatives as the Math Cafes and Learning Commons, which are drop-in tutoring centers for students requiring remediation.
He is responsible for garnering private and public funds for new construction and infrastructure repairs at the college.
Mr. Johnson sits on a number national boards involving community colleges and is completing a two-year term as president of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges.
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