Dr. Alex Johnson is the fourth president of Cuyahoga Community College, or Tri-C, the oldest and largest community college in Ohio. Under his leadership, the college has posted record numbers of graduates while strengthening its core mission to provide affordable access to higher education, equity, success, and completion. Nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students attend Tri-C’s four campuses and other Cleveland and suburban locations each year.
Dr. Johnson is an active participant in the Cleveland community, serving on the boards of United Way of Greater Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, ideastream, Playhouse Square, MAGNET, Team NEO, and the Greater Cleveland Partnership. At the national level, he is a member of the boards of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE) and the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), and Higher Education Research and Development Institute (HERDI).
Dr. Johnson is the recipient of many awards and honors including The Frank G. Jackson Visionary Award, The Pittsburgh Business Times CEO of the Year, and the Simon Green Atkins Distinguished Alumnus Award from Winston-Salem State University.
Ph.D. | Pennsylvania State University
M.A. | Lehman College
B.A. | Winston-Salem State University
President | Cuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus, Cleveland, OH
President | Community College of Allegheny County
President | Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges
Chancellor | Delgado Community College, New Orleans, LA