St. Thomas University has announced Michelle Johnson-Garcia, Ed.D. as Dean of St. Thomas University’s Gus Machado College of Business and Associate Vice Provost of the university. Dr. Johnson-Garcia will be responsible for the appointment of faculty and staff, growth of world-class academic programs, business student recruitment and retention, and the development and implementation of STU’s mission to transform students into ethical leaders who go on to impact our community, and our world.
Dr. Johnson-Garcia came to STU from Johnson & Wales University (Miami campus), where she recently held the position of Dean of Academic Affairs, in which she distinguished herself as a skillful leader of not only campus-wide academic matters, but fiscal concerns, as well as innovative learning environments and policy development. “Dr. Johnson-Garcia’s installation as Dean of the College of Business and Associate Vice Provost is another step in the continued growth of our university,” stated Dr. Jeremy Moreland, Provost of STU. “Shepherded by Michelle’s leadership, our College of Business, housed within the award-winning Gus Machado building complex, is now primed to become the leading business college in South Florida.”
“As we close in on three consecutive years of record enrollment at STU, Michelle Johnson-Garcia’s appointment as Dean of the College of Business and Associate Vice Provost continues to elevate our university,” said David A. Armstrong, J.D., President of St. Thomas University. “Michelle is a three-time graduate of St. Thomas University, and we are excited and happy she has decided to give back to STU, and bring her extensive experience and skills to the Gus Machado College of Business,” President Armstrong added.