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Susan Johnston

Susan Whealler Johnston, Ph.D., became NACUBO president and CEO on August 1, 2018. A former English professor and recognized association executive, Johnston has dedicated her career to higher education. In 2019, she introduced NACUBO’s Strategic Blueprint, setting forth a plan for NACUBO to be a catalyst for strategic leadership and innovation in postsecondary education. In August 2022, Johnston passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

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