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Susan Whealler Johnston

Dr. Susan Whealler Johnston is president and CEO of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a position she has held since August 1, 2018. Prior to joining NACUBO, she was at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), and for 12 years she served as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining AGB, she was professor of English and dean of academic development at Rockford University. She also served as associate dean at Regent’s College, Rockford’s London campus.

Susan serves on the boards of Rollins College and Radford University. She is the chair of the board of Rollins College. She is past chair of the board of the Southern Education Foundation and a former member of the advisory committee of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). She is also a member of the board of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

Susan writes and speaks on a range of topics including higher education, governance, and leadership. She earned her Ph.D. and M.A. from Purdue University and her B.A. summa cum laude from Rollins College. She has an honorary doctorate from Rockford University.

Learn more about Susan and her work at NACUBO here.


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