The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College has announced the appointment of Dr. Michelle R. Johnston as its 22nd president.
Johnston, the second female president in the 138-year history of the institution, will assume her duties Sept. 29 with a three-year contract.
“I am honored, humbled and extremely excited to be joining the ranks of Rio Grande,” Johnston said. “The hearts and minds at Rio are focused on students. My interests and passions have revolved around ‘students first’ through every step of my career. My hope is that this shared purpose will be the springboard from which we reach unprecedented success.”