July, 2017 – Dr. Johnson and Molly Corbett Broad co-author an article “Here Comes the Golden Age of Higher Education” which appears in the current issue of Trusteeship magazine.
Dr. Johnson is planning to offer hands-on Golden Age Strategies Workshops for Trustees and Presidential Cabinets and would appreciate your feedback or interest in joining him.
November, 2016 – Dr. Johnson presented “Trends in US Business-University Partnerships” at the annual meeting of the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP) in Daegu, South Korea. The Association has over 160 institutional members in 60 countries.
May, 2016 – Dr. Ed Johnson has been named to the founding board of Gainey Business Bank, a community bank to be located in Scottsdale, Arizona. GBB will focus its business on the regional small business community.
Dr. Johnson is currently president of University Growth Solutions LLC and University Realty Advisors LLC, located in Phoenix, Arizona. He formerly served as president of Sterling College (KS), Everest College Phoenix and Everest University Online. He currently serves on the boards of Second Nature (chair), Sias International University Foundation (China’s largest private university), the Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific and Prescott College (AZ).
May 11, 2016 – Dr. Ed Johnson was elected to serve a three-year term as board chair of Second Nature. He has served on the board since 2008.
Second Nature, founded in 1993, works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future through initiating bold commitments, scaling successful actions, and accelerated innovative solutions among leadership networks in higher education. The Climate Leadership Commitments are a signature program of Second Nature and include a Carbon Commitment (focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions), a Resilience Commitment (focused on climate adaptation and building community capacity) and a Climate Commitment that integrates both. The Climate Leadership Network comprises more than 650 colleges and universities in every state and the District of Columbia who have committed to take action on climate and prepare students through research and education to solve the challenges of the 21st century. Learn more at www.secondnature.org.