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The Board of Trustees of Vincennes University have officially appointed Dr. Charles “Chuck” Johnson as the school’s 22nd president.

Chuck Johnson photoJohnson has been serving as VU’s Interim President  since August 1st, following the retirement of long-serving President Dick Helton.

The board unanimously voted the presidential appointment during their meeting yesterday.

Board Chair John Stachura cited Johnson’s work in his previous position as VU Provost as a key factor in the Board’s decision.

Dr Johnson says VU’s industry and K-12 initiatives are fully in concert with the Indiana General Assembly, whose confidence in the university has been demonstrated by recent funding that will produce qualified graduates in areas that will benefit Indiana business and industry.

Johnson indicated his appreciation of the support the University has received from the State and he plans to build on VU’s momentum in these and other areas.

A native of Washington, Indiana, Johnson came to VU in 2012 from Purdue University in West Lafayette, where he served more than 14 years overseeing internationally ranked MBA, Master’s, and executive education programs for the Krannert School of Management. 

Johnson graduated from Washington Catholic High School prior to earning his B.S. in economics from Indiana State University.  He holds an MBA from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education administration from Purdue West Lafayette.

Johnson’s wife, Sarah, is a Vincennes native and VU alumna.  They are the parents of two daughters.

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