Cuyahoga Community College names Jerry Sue Thornton's successor

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cuyahoga Community College (Ohio) has tapped Alex Johnson, who led the college’s Metropolitan Campus from 1993 to 2003, as its next president.

Dr. Johnson, who currently serves as president of the Community College of Allegheny County in the Pittsburgh area, will replace Jerry Sue Thornton, who has led Tri-C through a period of marked growth over the last 21 years. She announced in January that she would retire June 30.

“Since leaving his position as Metropolitan Campus president a decade ago, Dr. Johnson has gained vital experience in two very diverse community college environments,” said Jerry L. Kelsheimer, chairman of the college’s board of trustees, in a news release. “He brings a unique perspective that is both internal and external, and we are extremely pleased that Cuyahoga Community College’s continued growth will be carried out under his strong leadership.”

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