MICHAEL D. JOHNSON, PH.D.

25th President of John Carroll University

“At John Carroll University, we draw inspiration from St. Ignatius Loyola and his Spiritual Exercises to form leaders who are characterized by self-awareness and reflection, effective decision making, inclusiveness, a commitment to the greater good, and a deep care and respect for others.”

Welcome to John Carroll University! It is a great time to be a Blue Streak, and an exciting time for our University. We are proud to welcome the Class of 2022, our largest incoming class in three decades, and to celebrate our recognition as the #4 regional university in the Midwest in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. This is a milestone, as it represents our 30th consecutive year in top 10.

At John Carroll, we inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the world. Our values and mission challenge us to lead in a very particular and effective way. Jesuits refer to it as “our way of proceeding.” I call it “Inspired Leadership” – leading not by power, position, or authority, but by supporting those around us, leading by example, encouraging excellence, and inspiring others to do the same. It is the development of a group that collaborates and innovates, just as Saint Ignatius did with the Society of Jesus so many years ago.

Thank you for your interest in John Carroll. I hope you will have the opportunity to visit our campus and learn more about the lasting impact and value of a JCU education.

Best wishes,
Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.
President