University Growth Solutions

About Us

OUR CORE VALUES

Authenticity, Innovation, Client-centered, Collaborative, Story Driven and Inexhaustible Perseverance.

OUR LEADERSHIP

DR. ED JOHNSON

President, University Growth Solutions, LLC and also President of University Realty Advisors, LLC
Dr. Johnson is the former President of Sterling College (KS), Everest University Phoenix (AZ) and Everest University Online (FL/MN) and former Executive Director of the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.

He is the creator of new national programs in law, science and technology; minority student achievement; private sector college savings programs, social entrepreneurship, servant leadership, customer experience management and small business growth.

Voluntary service beyond his organization has been a hallmark of Dr. Johnson’s career. He currently serves on the boards of Sias International University Foundation (China’s largest private university), the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific, Second Nature (board chair, coordinator of 700 colleges and universities moving to carbon neutrality), Prescott College (AZ), Gainey Business Bank (In Process), and G-REIT Liquidation Trust.

UGS ADVISORY TEAM

Dr. Robert Andringa, President of the Andringa Group and former CEO of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities
Dr. Dan Carey, Partner, MBK&D Group and President Emeritus of Benedictine College (KS) and Edgewood College (WI)
Jim Cunningham, President of First Day Ventures LLC
Michael Goldstein, Senior Counsel, Co-Chair of the Higher Education Practice, Cooley LLP
Tony Guida, Attorney, Duane Morris
Dr. Jerry Israel, former president of Morningside College (IA) and President Emeritus, University of Indianapolis (IN)
Susan Morton, President, The Morton Group
Dr. John E. Neal, President, JenEd Consulting and former president of Ottawa University (KS), Maryville University (MO) and Capital Education
Dr. Joseph Pace, Chair-Global Education, The Pacific Institute
Dr. Ruth J. Person, chancellor emerita, Indiana University-Kokomo and former chancellor, University of Michigan-Flint
John Robinson, founder of Information Systems and co-founder of rSmart and numerous information technology companies
Thomas Waite, President of Roth Learning and former provost and senior leader at DeVry University