Joseph Johnson Named Virginia Union Acting President

Virginia Union University officials yesterday announced Joseph Johnson as the school’s acting president.

Dr. Johnson, who previously served as senior vice-president between 2010 and 2012 with responsibility over academic affairs, students affairs, enrollment management, public safety, research and special programs.

A graduate of Fayetteville State University and Virginia State University, Dr. Johnson replaces outgoing president Claude Perkins, who will take a sabbatical for the last year of his contract.

Dr. Johnson will begin his tenure on July 1.

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