Tri-C President Alex Johnson Wins Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award
One of eight U.S. college presidents honored by Phi Theta Kappa
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) President Alex Johnson is the Ohio Region winner of the Michael Bennett Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be recognized at the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society's annual convention in early April. PTK is the national honor society for two-year institutions.
"I am humbled and proud to receive this recognition on behalf of Tri-C students," Johnson said. "Engaging and supporting our students is vital to their academic success and a core component of our mission to promote individual development and improve the overall quality of life in a multicultural community."
Johnson is one of eight recipients of this year's honor, given to retiring two-year college presidents who have taken an active interest in promoting student success, supporting high-achieving students and developing student leaders on campus. Recipients are nominated by students at their institutions.
During his tenure as Tri-C president, Johnson has widened pathways to student completion through initiatives like "One Door, Many Options for Success," an array of academic and support programs designed to support students throughout their time at the College.
"These college leaders have made student success a priority throughout their careers," said Phi Theta Kappa President and CEO Lynn Tincher-Ladner. "Their nomination is evidence of the gratitude their PTK students feel for supporting them and students like them as they work toward completion, transfer and employment."
The award is named after the late Michael Bennett, longtime president of St. Petersburg College in Florida.
March 14, 2022
By Anthony Moujaes, 216-987-3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org