Florida A&M University alumnus Larry Johnson, Jr., Ph.D., was announced as Phoenix College’s next president. Prior to joining the school, Johnson, served as the provost and chief academic officer at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park (STLCC) and the William J. Harrison Education Center. He provided leadership to the Early College Academies, a partnership with the St. Louis Public School District and The School District of University City. Prior to working at STLCC, Johnson, served as associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College-South campus, division chair for arts and sciences and developmental Education, student concerns officer, and instructor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He is a member of the Presidents’ Round Table and the National Council on Black American Affairs.
Johnson is currently a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on College Readiness.
He earned a doctorate in humanities, with an emphasis in English literature from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s degree in humanities with an emphasis in medieval to baroque studies from Florida State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.