Former University of Tennessee President Joe Johnson has been named to the board of directors for the Roane State Community College Foundation.
“We are honored to welcome Dr. Johnson to our board,” said Paul Phillips, executive director of the Roane State Foundation. “Having a board member with his expertise and distinguished record in higher education will be a great benefit to the college.”
Johnson served as UT’s president from 1990-1999 and continues to serve as president emeritus. His tenure as president capped a lengthy career at UT that included alumni relations, public relations, fundraising, governmental relations, campus planning, capital construction, and serving as a liaison between the president’s office and intercollegiate athletics.
Johnson is also actively involved in the community and in professional organizations. He is a member of Golden Key Honor Society, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Council for the Advancement of Education.
He has served on several boards of directors including boards for Knox Area Rescue Ministries, the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, and the Helen Ross McNabb Mental Health Center Foundation. He is also a past president of the Smoky Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
The Roane State Foundation provides financial support for college programs and scholarships for students. For more information, call (865) 882-4507 or visit www.roanestate.edu/foundation.