Dr. Larry D. Johnson, Jr. began serving as the sixth President of Phoenix College (PC), A Maricopa Community College, July 1, 2018. PC serves approximately 17,000 students, annually, and is designated as a Hispanic-serving institution. Dr. Johnson is a first-generation college student and passionate student-centered leader, who has served community colleges for more than 14 years. Previously, He served as Campus Provost & Chief Academic Officer at St. Louis Community College (Forest Park campus). Dr. Johnson has also served in various leadership and teaching roles such as: associate dean, department chair, student concerns officer, and faculty member. He serves on a number of advisory boards and commissions to include the AACC Commission on College Readiness and the National Council of Black American Affairs (Western Region), to name a few. Dr. Johnson is the author of a number of publications to include an autobiography entitled, Memoirs of a Young Black Scholar: Surviving and Coping with Loss. He holds an undergraduate degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a graduate degree and post-graduate certificate from Florida State University, and a doctorate degree from
Clark Atlanta University.