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Lenoir-Rhyne's New Provost

Gary Johnson, Ph.D., became provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in June. In addition to his duties as provost, Johnson was appointed to the rank of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Johnson joined LR after serving six years as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Hastings College in Nebraska. His responsibilities in that role included overseeing the college’s academic unit, consisting of five divisions, 17 undergraduate programs, a Master of Arts in Teaching program, and 1,150 total students.

“Dr. Johnson was the right person at the right time to assume the role as chief academic officer. He will serve as a strong advocate and mentor for the faculty, as well as provide significant contributions to our cabinet and leadership team.” Fred Whitt, University President

A native of Virginia, Johnson completed his bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Virginia and his doctorate degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At Hastings, Johnson initiated and completed a comprehensive campus-wide strategic planning process, led the campus through a successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, and oversaw the development of numerous new academic and co-curricular programs. He also spent a year teaching abroad in France and speaks fluent French and reads German.

Johnson’s appointment as provost was the result of a national search. The University welcomed Leslie Lambert, Ph.D., as its interim provost in January 2018 after the resignation of Larry Hall, Ph.D., who served as provost since 2008.

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Lenoir-Rhyne's New Provost
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Gary Johnson, Ph.D., became provost and executive vice president for academic affairs in June. In addition to his duties as provost, Johnson was appointed to the rank of professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Johnson joined LR after serving six years as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Hastings College in Nebraska. His responsibilities in that role included overseeing the college’s academic unit, consisting of five divisions, 17 undergraduate programs, a Master of Arts in Teaching program, and 1,150 total students.

“Dr. Johnson was the right person at the right time to assume the role as chief academic officer. He will serve as a strong advocate and mentor for the faculty, as well as provide significant contributions to our cabinet and leadership team.” Fred Whitt, University President

A native of Virginia, Johnson completed his bachelor’s degree in comparative literature from the University of Virginia and his doctorate degree in comparative literature from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At Hastings, Johnson initiated and completed a comprehensive campus-wide strategic planning process, led the campus through a successful reaffirmation of accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, and oversaw the development of numerous new academic and co-curricular programs. He also spent a year teaching abroad in France and speaks fluent French and reads German.

Johnson’s appointment as provost was the result of a national search. The University welcomed Leslie Lambert, Ph.D., as its interim provost in January 2018 after the resignation of Larry Hall, Ph.D., who served as provost since 2008.

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