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Christopher D. Johnson (he/him/his)

I am a pragmatic, transformational, and collaborative leader skilled in steering the strategic direction of initiatives aligned with advocating for the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind communities. I have 9+ years of experience in elevating the quality of programming by establishing program governance, engaging with key stakeholders, and leading high-performing teams. Adept at identifying areas of success and opportunity to continually improve program quality and achieve organizational excellence.

As an educator, administrator, believer, and deaf advocate — it only takes one extraordinary story to make an impact!

Areas of Expertise: Strategic Planning | Team Leadership | Budget Management | Program & Project Management | Resource Allocation | Data Analysis | Training & Development | Presentations | Relationship Building | Advocacy & Communications | ADA | Cross-functional Collaborations


Personal Attainment

My journey in advancing DEIA principles has been marked by a commitment to creating equitable and inclusive spaces across various dimensions. Recognizing that the work is ongoing, I remain dedicated to championing diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence, and accessbility (DEIA) principles in every facet of my personal and professional life. The list below is my top interest in higher education where my vision drives off the energy of six pillars of leadership 1) Integrity, 2) Humility, 3) Responsibility, 4) Purity, 5) Charity, and 6) Spirituality:

  • Student-Centered Learning 

  • Academic Innovation 

  • Data-Driven Decision Making 

  • Community Hub: Collaboration and Partnerships 

  • Community-based Leadership   

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