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Vice President University Advancement
Executive Director of Northwest Foundation
Mike Johnson became Northwest’s vice president of university advancement in August 2011. Previously he was the vice president of development at the University of Northern Colorado Foundation increasing philanthropy in leading the preliminary planning for the "Transforming Lives" campaign. Prior to his development leadership appointment, he was assistant vice president of alumni relations at the University of Northern Colorado where he advanced alumni programs; prioritized outreach and engagement; elevated alumni engagement; and enhanced volunteer recruitment.
Before the University of Northern Colorado, Johnson was director of alumni relations at Northwest from 1995 to 2004. He also was operations manager of Northwest's public radio station and NPR affiliate, KXCV/KRNW, from 1985 to 1995. Johnson earned his bachelor's in mass communication from Northwest in 1985. He and his wife Kenna ('84/'87) have three daughters, Michaela, Chloe and Annika.