College Coordinator, University Prep Art & Design
John Johnson has been an educator in the metro Detroit area for over 10 years. His passion is advocating and navigating marginalized students toward higher education. He currently serves as the college coordinator for University Prep Art & Design. In this position he oversees the school’s college-going initiatives including programming, college advising, and resources. In 2019, Johnson was selected to be a part of the Detroit College Access Network’s College Bound Fellows, and in 2019-2020 was recognized by CollegeBoard’s Counselors Recognition Program. For his dedication to students in Detroit, in 2020 Johnson was the recipient of the TCF Bank and Michigan Chronicle’s Influential Educator Award. Johnson has also been selected to be part of the 2021 San Diego University Equity in College Counseling Fellowship. Johnson is a graduate of Michigan State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. He later received a Master’s Degree in Adult Education and Training, and has completed Doctoral work in Higher Education Leadership.