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May 3, 2016
Johanson to Speak at JBC’s 130th Graduation
Jamestown, N.Y.—Retiring Jamestown Business College Vice President, Rosanne Johanson, will serve as the commencement speaker at the 130th Annual Graduation Ceremony of Jamestown Business College on June 4, 2016.
Mrs. Johanson began her career with JBC in 1978 as the college’s Financial Aid Officer.
Before being appointed to her current position as Vice President in 2012, Mrs. Johanson served the college as an instructor, the Director of Career Development, and the Dean of Student Affairs.
Mrs. Johanson had in integral role in the development and implementation of the college’s soft skill training programs. The EDGE (etiquette, dress, goals and ethics) and LEAD (leadership, effectiveness, accountability and diversity) programs compliment the college’s business curriculum at the associate and bachelor degree levels, respectively.
In her current position, Mrs. Johanson is the college’s Compliance Officer and also represents JBC as its Accreditation Liaison Officer with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In this capacity, she chaired the college’s decennial reaccreditation processes in 2006 and 2016.
Other initiatives include serving the college as a co-chair when JBC added a new degree level in 2007 and became the city of Jamestown’s only four year college. She has worked with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education as a peer accreditation evaluator and has trained as a peer evaluator for the New York State Education Department.
JBC President, David Conklin, said that “Graduation is always a special day for our students and the college community,” he said. “As we celebrate another year of student success, we are especially pleased to have Mrs. Johanson address the JBC Class of 2016.”
Jamestown Business College offers business-focused Associate and Bachelor degrees that include targeted professional development activities. For more information on registering for these programs, call 716-664-5100 or visit us online at www.jbc.edu.
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