Dover, Delaware — On Monday, June 17, Delaware Technical Community College’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved Dr. Lora A. Johnson as vice president and campus director for the Orlando J. George, Jr. Campus in Wilmington, effective June 17, 2019.
“I am honored to be able to serve this College, our campus, and most importantly, the students, in this role,” said Dr. Johnson. “I am extremely lucky to have a committed team and wonderful colleagues to work with and learn from everyday.”
Dr. Lora A. Johnson has been serving as acting vice president and campus director of the George (Wilmington) campus since July of last year.
After a successful career in business, she began her tenure with Delaware Tech in 2004 as an adjunct instructor in the business department and since then has held a wide variety of positions at the College, including collegewide entrepreneurship department chair, assistant vice president for marketing and public relations, human resources director, director of communication and planning, and assistant campus director of the Stanton and George Campuses.
In those roles, Dr. Johnson has worked closely with all divisions of the College, including Instruction, Workforce Development, Student Affairs, Business Services, Marketing, and Human Resources both on individual campuses and collegewide. She has served as project manager and co-chair of the Mardi Gras Committee, the Alumni and Friends 5K Committee, and Flavors of the World, all successful fundraisers at the Stanton and George Campuses. In addition, she was a member of the Student Success Council, a member and co-chair of the Budget Committee, and co-chair for the Employee Wellness Committee, as well as the Middle States Self Study process.
Currently, Dr. Johnson serves as the co-chair of the collegewide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and as the chair of the collegewide Grit Committee in order to advance these initiatives at the College. She also serves as vice chair of the Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) board and is on the board of the Delaware State Chamber Partnership.
Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in business administration and marketing, and a doctorate in higher education and leadership from Wilmington University. She completed the College’s Leadership Development Program in 2010 and currently serves as a mentor for the program.
Delaware Technical Community College is a statewide multi-campus community college committed to providing affordable, open admission, post-secondary education that is relevant and responsive to labor market and community needs. The College offers comprehensive educational opportunities that contribute to the economic vitality of the State, including career, general, developmental, and transfer education; workforce development; and lifelong learning. The College respects its students as individuals and as members of diverse groups and is committed to fostering student success in higher education as a means to economic and personal advancement.