Joseph Johnson, Leon Wyden join president's cabinet at Virginia Union
November 25, 2010
Virginia Union University (VUU) announces the appointment of two new members to the President’s cabinet, effective January 4, 2011.
Dr. Joseph F. Johnson will assume the newly created position of Senior Vice President. In this role, Johnson will work in close coordination with Dr. Claude G. Perkins, President of VUU, on administrative and organizational matters. He will be responsible for direct supervision of the Divisions of Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs, and Research, Planning and Special Programs. He will also be responsible for guiding Virginia Union University through the strategic planning process.
Dr. Johnson is currently the Senior Professor of Educational Leadership in the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University and Chair of the Faculty Senate. He is the former Dean of the School of Education at Fayetteville State University having served in that capacity for seven years. Before joining Fayetteville State University, Johnson was the Associate Superintendent for Administrative and Support Services for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools for four years. For a span of 14 years (1968 to 1992) Johnson held various teaching and leadership positions with Richmond Public Schools.
Also joining the University’s senior team of administrators is Mr. Leon Wyden. Wyden will assume the Vice President of Financial Affairs position. He leaves Howard University where he has served as Deputy Controller for the past three years. In that position he managed an organization of 25 team members with responsibility for all financial accounting activities. He led Howard’s annual financial audit process and supervised the offices of Accounting and Reporting; Human Capital Management; Grants Management and Compliance Systems ; Effort Reporting; and Endowment Accounting and Audit Systems. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer for SUSS MicroTec, North America, and Division Controller for the Sam Moore Division of La-Z-Boy, Inc.
Wyden will oversee and direct the establishment of systems, procedures and processes to provide institutional oversight of the financial operations of the University. He will also develop long-term cost-effective financing strategies to support university initiatives, recommend operational efficiencies and represent the University’s financial interests to various internal and external constituent groups.