Kathleen Johnson Joins Mason as Assistant Vice President for Regional Campuses

Posted: November 18, 2009 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: November 17, 2009 at 11:20 am

Kathleen Q. Johnson. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Johnson

Kathleen Q. Johnson. Photo courtesy of Kathleen Johnson

Kathleen Q.  Johnson has accepted the position of assistant vice president for regional campuses, effective Nov. 16. In this role, she will report directly to Vice President for Administration Larry Czarda, and indirectly to Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Linda Schwartzstein.

Johnson, a Mason alumna (BS Decision Science ’90, MBA ’96) most recently was vice president for financial and administrative services at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), which has campuses in Middletown, Warrenton and Luray, Va.

Prior to her service at LFCC, she served for more than 19 years in financial and administrative positions in the Volgenau School for Information Technology and Engineering:  director of finance; administrative officer; and assistant to the associate dean.

“We are very pleased that Kathleen has agreed to rejoin Mason in this new role,” says Czarda.

” She brings a unique professional, experiential and personal skillset to a management position that will be critically important over the next few years as we reach watershed developments in all of our regional campus locations.  Despite the obvious challenges we face in this economic climate, the new programs, facilities and partnerships throughout our distributed university model are significant opportunities to set the benchmark for Mason ever higher.”

In her new position at Mason, Johnson will serve as the senior administrative manager for all regional campus issues.  She will supervise the regional campus executive officers and as well as department heads with a dual reporting structure in University Life, University Relations/University Information, Facilities, University Police and the Information Technology Unit.

She will also represent the regional campuses on an array of internal committees dealing with facilities, space, budget, auxiliary enterprises, safety and community relations.

“I am delighted to be serving Mason in this new role and honored to be working with such an exceptional group,” Johnson says.

Johnson’s office will be in the regional campus offices in Patriot Square in Fairfax, and she can be reached at 703-993-9755.

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