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President Johnson writes a blog, editorials, and is quoted in local, regional, and national media. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include higher education, leadership, strategic marketing and planning, personal brand, diversity, and volunteerism. A collection of media clippings are archived below.
“We’re trying to create an entrepreneurial mind-set,” Johnson said. “We identified niche programs, identified creative things we can do that gives us space in the market and that makes us unique. The things we’ve done — a lot of other schools could do them, but not as quickly as us.”Read profile
Some of the most innovative businesses in modern times were born on college campuses, including Google, Yahoo, FedEx and Dell. The best-known is probably Facebook, founded in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard and now boasting one billion users. But the story of the first giant social network is also a cautionary tale for those who would cultivate young talent in Massachusetts, because Facebook is famously the one that got away.Read op-ed