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Profile: Dr. Michele Johnson

Education

  • 1974 – BS, Police Science and Administration, Washington State University
  • 1975 – MA, Police Science and Administration, Washington State University
  • 1986 – Ph.D, Educational Policy and Management, University of Oregon
  • 1999 – Institute for Educational Management, Harvard University

Instructional Leadership

  • 1978 – Instructor and Program Coordinator for Criminal Justice at Pierce College
  • 1993 – Began administrative career at Pierce College, which culminated in her selection as President of Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom in June 1999
  • President of Pierce College Fort Steilacoom, 1999-2005
  • Currently Chancellor of Pierce College District since July 2005

Economic Development Leadership

  • Trainer and consultant to business and industry
  • Regional leader in customized training
  • Emeritus Member, Workforce Development Council Executive Committee
  • Member of the Tacoma Economic Development Board
  • Chair, Health Care Personnel Shortage Taskforce

Recognitions

  • NWAACC Coach of the Year – Women’s Softball (1982, 1984)
  • Past President – Washington Association of Criminal Justice Educators
  • 1991 – Distinguished Alumnus, Washington State University
  • 2000 – Top 20 People to Watch in the New Century (The News Tribune)
  • 2003 – Women of Influence (Business Examiner)

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