Baton Rouge Community College selected Donavan L. Johnson as its new dean of students, a position that comes with multiple responsibilities, including student advocacy.
This role will require Johnson to provide leadership, organization, supervision and evaluations for the Office of the Dean of Students and for the Office of Student Life, according to BRCC’s executive director of public relations and marketing, Kizzy Payton.
Johnson will work with student clubs, the Student Government Association and other campus organizations, in addition to serving as the primary administrative contact and advocate for students. He’ll handle grievances and administer procedures regarding students’ rights and responsibilities.
Johnson previously served as an assistant dean for undergraduate affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi, and he was a co-organizer for the Southern Miss Student Leadership Summit.
Johnson received his doctorate of education in higher education and administration from the University of Southern Mississippi, and he received a master’s of science in student affairs and a bachelor’s of science in history from the University of West Alabama, according to Payton.