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C of I appoints business and accounting director

The College of Idaho has hired Dr. Scott Johnson as director of its business and accounting program. Johnson comes to the College from the University of Greenwich in London, where he has worked as a lecturer and employer liaison for the business school since 2008. He previously has served as a professor at Southeast Missouri State University and San Jose State University and held several visiting lecturer positions. At the C of I, Johnson will direct one of the College’s fastest-growing academic departments while also serving as a professor of business.

“Dr. Johnson brings a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience to our students,” said C of I President Marv Henberg. “His top two priorities are to establish a Business Advisory Board, bringing additional real-world experience into the curriculum, and to re-establish a chapter of Students in Free Enterprise at the College.  Both of these initiatives will help us strengthen relations between the College and the wider community.”

Johnson earned his Ph.D. in business administration from Arizona State University. He also holds an MBA from the University of San Francisco and a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fresno.  He officially joins the C of I faculty for the start of the 2012-2013 school year in August.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state’s oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including six Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another 11 Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit www.collegeofidaho.edu.