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John Carroll University's Board of Directors has selected Dr. Michael D. Johnson to serve as the institution’s 25th President, effective July 1, 2018.

Dr. Johnson currently serves as Provost of Babson College, the top-ranked school for entrepreneurship in the United States, where he is also Professor of Marketing. Prior to his role at Babson, he served for ten years as Dean, E.M. Statler Professor and Professor of Marketing at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, a global leader in hospitality education. Dr. Johnson was a Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan for 24 years, where he became the D. Maynard Phelps Professor, before joining Cornell University in 2006. He earned a doctorate in behavioral science and marketing and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He has published more than 100 academic articles, multiple books, and taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive programs. He served as a consultant for a diverse range of companies and public agencies, including Promus Hotels, Northwest Airlines, the National Association of Convenience Stores, Dell Corporation, Schering Pharmaceutical, and Volvo. Dr. Johnson will join the faculty as a professor in the department of management, marketing and supply chain in the Boler School of Business. As the first lay president of the institution, he has the full support and endorsement of the Very Reverend Brian Paulson, S.J., Provincial of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Michael Baer and Pam Pezzoli led this search with Anna Graulich.


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