Tabor names Goshen aide as its next academic VP

Frank E. Johnson will assume the role of chief academic officer at Tabor College beginning July 1.

?Dr. Johnson?s experience, strengths and accomplishments make him an ideal fit for the vice president of academic affairs at Tabor College,? President Jules Glanzer said. ?I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Dr. John?son in fulfilling our mission.?

Following a national search, Glanzer announced the hire last week. For the past five years, the position has been held by Lawrence Ressler, who leaves Tabor to join the faculty at Taylor University in Upland, Ind.

Johnson, who earned a doctorate in U.S. history at Michigan State Univer?sity, brings 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in Christian higher education to his new appointment.

He serves on the Accredita?tion Review Council of the Higher Learning Commission and has participated in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities Leadership Development Institute.

Johnson comes to Tabor from Goshen (Ind.) College, where he has been employed as special assistant to the president for institutional planning, strategy and research and as professor of history.

Prior to working at Goshen, Johnson taught history at Mid America Nazarene University in Olathe and served in administrative positions at Sterling (Kan.) College and Mount Ver?non Nazarene University in Ohio.

?I look forward to the days ahead with great anticipation,? Johnson said. ?It will be a pleasure serving with new colleagues as, together, we blend a rich heritage with bold and creative actions to ensure the continued success of Tabor College.?

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