Candice Johnson, MBA, Serves as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Candice Johnson posing for a portrait

ANNOUNCEMENT: The GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences is pleased to announce the selection of Candice Johnson, MBA, as the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. Beginning in this role in August, Johnson provides overall strategic direction and oversight for all aspects of academic and student affairs within health sciences. She is responsible for the ongoing enhancement of a diverse portfolio of health sciences programs as well as developing additional academic partnerships, and other educational activities.

“Candice has a proven track record of success and is a true leader. We are impressed by the energy and enthusiasm she brings to this role as she provides strategic guidance to the health sciences and leads them on a successful path. We are grateful for her commitment to excellence and to fostering and expanding our health sciences programming,” said Robert Miller, PhD, vice dean for research and academic affairs, the Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor, and professor of anatomy and cell biology.

In this role, Johnson works with the department chairs to facilitate operational and curriculum management for undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs, and provides leadership and academic oversight for military contracts, academic partnerships, and educational service vendors. She guides enrollment forecasting and contributes to both the budgeting process and business plan development. She also builds infrastructure and processes to support ongoing recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management. Johnson represents the school on university committees, closely collaborating with the provost’s office and other central services, to ensure high-quality educational experiences for SMHS students.

“I am excited to continue working with our dedicated health sciences faculty, staff, and students, as well as the SMHS and university administration. The quality and breadth of the health sciences portfolio and expertise are impressive, and I look forward to our future success together," said Johnson.

Prior to this role, Johnson served as the interim associate dean, as well as assistant dean of student affairs at SMHS. She also served in leadership roles in the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the GW School of Business, and the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

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