Dr. Steven L. Johnson
President and CEO
Dr. Steven Johnson began serving as president of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio, in 2003. Founded in 1887, Sinclair is one of the oldest community colleges in the nation. Sinclair serves more than 30,000 unduplicated college credit students a year, with more than 200 programs of study. Sinclair's annual budget is more than $135 million per year.
Dr. Johnson has been named regional leader of the year, and was named by the Dayton Business Journal as among the top leaders of the decade for the Dayton region, and as one of the “12 Most Influential People” of 2012. He has also been honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the National Conference for Community and Justice. President Johnson is the past board chair of the League for Innovation in the Community College. He is a past co-chair of the annual campaign for the United Way of Greater Dayton, and serves on a number of local non-profit boards.
Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and public relations from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of Texas-Austin.