Dr. Steven Lee Johnson
President and CEO, Sinclair College
Dr. Steven Johnson is serving in his 11th year as president of Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio. Sinclair is one of the oldest community colleges in the nation and serves over 40,000 unduplicated college credit students a year, and has a $135 million annual budget.
During Dr. Johnson’s presidency, Sinclair has experienced continued extraordinary student enrollment growth, improvement in student success rates, and a remarkable expansion of service territory to include three learning centers and a new 70 acre campus in Mason, Ohio. Even with significant state and community financial challenges, Sinclair offers the lowest tuition in Ohio, has no debt, and has no significant deferred maintenance. With 3,500 employees, Sinclair is among the ten largest employers in the Dayton region and has twice been voted by its employees as a top place to work in the area.
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.
Chief of Staff
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Superintendent of School & Community Partnerships
|Dr. Annesa Cheek
Chief Student Financial Services Officer and Senior Advisor to the President
|Dr. Kathleen Cleary
Associate Provost for Student Completion
|Dr. Dave Collins
|Dr. Tony Cruz
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
|Dr. Mary Gaier
Vice President for Organizational Development
Vice President for Advancement
|Dr. Scott Markland
Vice President for Regional Centers
Vice President for Workforce Development & Corporate Services
|Dr. Ty Stone
Vice President for Business Operations
|Dr. Lori Zakel