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Johnson receives Higher Education Leadership Award

Award bestowed by the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities

Posted on Monday, December 5th, 2016 by Savannah Hutko.

Johnson (right) at the 2015 ADA Legacy Tour stop at UNCG.

Joan Johnson has received the Higher Education Leadership Award from the Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities. The award was bestowed at the institute’s 2016 State of the Art Conference on Postsecondary Education and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities, held December 1-2 in Fairfax, VA. It honors an administrator, program director, or staff member within an institution of Higher Education who epitomizes leadership in the special education field.

Ms. Johnson is the retiring director of UNCG’s Beyond Academics, a postsecondary education program for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. To learn more about Ms. Johnson’s amazing work at UNCG and beyond, read her farewell address for Infocus Advocacy and read about her Helen C. “Holly” Riddle award from the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities.