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Phillips Trustee Honored
Michael Johnson, current Phillips Theological Seminary Trustee, was recently honored by Bethune-Cookman University with the renaming of their Center for Civic Engagement. The Center was re-dedicated as the Michael and Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement in a ceremony on Oct. 20.

Johnson is a B-CU trustee emeritus, he and his wife, Libby, are longtime supporters of the university. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Richard V. Moore, who served as president of the university from 1947-75.

Most recently, the Johnsons donated the B.J. Moore Center, a facility on campus that houses the master's degree program in environmental science.

The couple also recently established the Johnson Scholars Endowed Scholarship to support B-CU students. Mr. Johnson will play an active role in mentoring the students selected. Johnson is president and CEO of the J&A Group. He retired in 2008 as the senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Williams Companies, a publicly-held natural gas producer, processor and transporter.

Libby Johnson is dedicated community volunteer who brings a strong business perspective to the organizations she serves. Mrs. Johnson has served as the vice president of Business Consulting and Contracts for Managers Associates in Orlando.

Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Under the direction of President Trudie Kibbe Reed, the school achieved University status in 2007 with the launch of a master’s degree program in transformative leadership. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.

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