Baker College of Flint Names Johnson as Vice President of Academics.

July 08, 2010

Baker College of Flint officials have named Candace A. Johnson as vice president of academics for Baker College of Flint. For the past year and a half, Johnson served as chief academic officer (CAO) for Baker’s Flint campus. Prior to that, she was dean of health sciences, a position she held for five years.

“Candace has brought a wealth of health care knowledge and proven leadership expertise to Baker College of Flint,” said Dr. Julianne T. Princinsky, Ed.D., Baker College of Flint president. “Her talents, honed through 33 years in hospital settings throughout Michigan, provide a solid foundation that enables her to successfully take on increasingly higher levels of responsibility.”

As chief academic officer, Johnson effectively nurtured the development and growth of many of the newer and highly successful programs at Baker College of Flint, including nursing, polysomnography, orthotics/prosthetics and veterinary technician. In addition, she recently guided the academic deans’ efforts to broaden the base of “shelf-ready” program offerings at all levels on the Flint campus, thus ensuring effective partner collaboration. While dean of health sciences, Johnson successfully guided the implementation of several new programs and initiatives. She has more than 38 years of combined nursing, management and administration experience.

A Davison resident, Johnson holds an associate degree in nursing from Delta College, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan-Flint, and a master’s degree in public administration with a health care focus from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She also completed her Ph.D. in health care administration through Capella University in September 2009. Johnson is a registered nurse (RN) and holds instructor certification in fetal monitoring and neonatal resuscitation.

She is a member of the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), the Maternal-Newborn Nurse Professionals (MNNP), and the Genesee Valley Rotary Club.

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