Oklahoma State System of Higher Education Chancellor Glen D. Johnson was recently inducted into the Oklahoma Student Government Association Hall of Fame. Johnson is the group’s inaugural inductee.
Designed by students, staffed by students and funded by students, OSGA is a nonpartisan, student advocacy association that represents all college students from public and private institutions in Oklahoma.
“The OSGA board of directors decided that the first inductee into the Hall of Fame should be Chancellor Johnson,” said C.J. Cavin, OSGA director of operations and graduate student at the University of Oklahoma. “We looked at those who had substantial impact on student success in Oklahoma, and the choice was clear. Chancellor Johnson is truly a champion of higher education.”
The OSGA Hall of Fame was established in 2012 as a way to recognize individuals or organizations that support the mission of the association and have made a tremendous impact on the lives of students.
“I am honored to be inducted in to the OSGA Hall of Fame,” said Johnson. “Oklahoma’s student government leaders work on a daily basis to implement changes and provide services to enhance student life. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with such talented students to advance higher education in Oklahoma.”Johnson was named chancellor of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education in January 2007 following a national search. Before assuming the role of chancellor, Johnson served as the 16th president of Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant for 10 years. He was also director of public policy and adjunct professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. Prior to his work at OU, Johnson served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1982 to 1996 and was speaker of the House from 1990 to 1996.