UA Grantham Welcomes Wendy Johnson, Ph.D., as New Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. Wendy Johnson
By Brandon Swenson

Lenexa, Kan. -- March 29, 2021 — UA Grantham, an online university, announced recently that Wendy Johnson, Ph.D., was named dean of Academic Affairs and Operations.

Dr. Johnson joins UA Grantham with more than 15 years of leadership, operations and risk mitigation experience. During her career, she has maximized employee productivity through process-oriented improvements, managed multi-million-dollar budgets, achieved compliance expectations and developed program goals and monitored outcomes.

“I am truly honored to join the remarkable team of leaders at UA Grantham,” Dr. Johnson said. “Grantham is highly regarded for its affordable tuition and flexible schedules for veterans, active duty, military families and modern professionals, and I look forward to using my role to ensure the quality of our professors, curriculum and online degree programs remain unmatched.”

Dr. Johnson holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Administration and Management from Walden University, a Master of Business Administration from LeTourneau University and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Lakeland University. She joined UA Grantham on February 1, 2021.

“We are honored to welcome Dr. Johnson to the Grantham team,” said Lindsay Bridgeman, interim president of Grantham University. “Her experience in curriculum and instruction, performance improvement, risk management, strategic planning and leadership development will immediately create value for our faculty as well as our students.”

About UA Grantham: Founded in 1951 by WWII veteran Donald Grantham, UA Grantham provides online higher education for all adult learners, including our nation’s military for whom the university was established. Designated in 2019 as a Purple Heart University, Grantham boasts a diverse student body, approximately half being military-affiliated. For anyone balancing education with a demanding lifestyle, Grantham is the solution with its flexible online learning environment, monthly course starts, 50+ degree and certificate programs, and one of the lowest tuitions in the country1.

Accredited since 1961 by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, Grantham continues to receive programmatic accreditations as it evolves its education offerings to meet marketplace demands.

About the Author

Brandon Swenson
Brandon Swenson, communications manager, is on University of Arkansas Grantham’s editorial board. A veteran and college graduate himself, he understands the benefits and intricacies of government education programs, such as veteran education benefits. Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City toward the end of his nearly two-decade tour in the United States Marine Corps.
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