Trustee Appointed to Triton Board Vacancy

| January 1, 2014

New trustee appointed to Triton College Board of Trustees

River Grove, Ill. – Glover O. Johnson III of Oak Park was sworn in as a member of the Triton College Board of Trustees during the Dec. 17 board meeting. He was appointed to the trustee position, following the October resignation of trustee Thomas S. Gary. Gary resigned as a result of an extension of his mobilization in active duty with the United States Navy.

Johnson will serve on the Board until a successor is elected at the next regular election for board members, which will take place in April 2015.

A strong supporter of higher education, Johnson is also active in community organizations and activities and holds strong ties to the Triton College district. He is a member of St. Giles Church in Oak Park, serves as a member on the Board of Directors of the Ignatian Spirituality Project of Chicago, is a Board member of the Southwestern University Visitors Board, and is active with the Boys & Girls Club of America and the Boy Scouts.

“I am thankful to be here,” Johnson stated. “Triton College is an invaluable resource to the community and I look forward to working with our other trustees, our employees and our students. I am especially proud to be a member of a Board of Trustees that exhibits such a powerful commitment to bring the opportunity of higher education and a better life to every resident in the district.”

Johnson is quite familiar with Triton College and the many ways in which the institution serves the district. He is a proud parent whose children attended Fenwick High School, one of the schools within Triton’s district. In addition, his son, Garrison Johnson, attended Triton College to complete coursework toward his baccalaureate degree. Garrison was present to witness the auspicious occasion of his father’s appointment to the Board of Trustees.

“We welcome Glover Johnson to the Triton College Board of Trustees. His commitment to the Triton community as well as his business background leads me to believe that Glover will be a valuable addition to our Board,” Board Chairman Mark Stephens remarked. “I personally look forward to working with him in serving the Triton College district.”

“I am pleased to welcome Mr. Glover to the Triton College family,” Triton College President Patricia Granados said. “Like the other Board members, he is a strong supporter of community colleges. Together we will make Triton College stronger in our next 50 years.”

Johnson has climbed the ladder of success since graduating from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1989. Immediately following college, he began working as a medical sales representative for a pharmaceutical company, which gave way to promotions and managerial positions that have taken him around the country. Today, he is the commercial business director for the North Central Diabetes Specialty Unit of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.

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