Charles R. Johnson, Jr.

Vincennes University
(812) 888-4208
1002 North First Street
Appointment Term: 
March 27, 2017 to Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Johnson serves as the 22nd president of Vincennes University, Indiana’s oldest higher education institution. He previously served as interim president.

Johnson is a native of Washington, Indiana. He transitioned to Vincennes University in 2012 from Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he had served more than 14 years overseeing internationally ranked MBA, Master’s, and executive education programs for the Krannert School of Management. While at Purdue he also served as a consultant to a start-up institution of higher education in Kuwait, the American University of the Middle East. He later served as a member of its board of advisors.

Johnson worked in training and development and human resources for National City Bank (now PNC) in Toledo, Ohio, before joining Purdue. He's also held a variety of student and academic affairs and instructional positions over 11 years at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

He is a Washington Catholic High School graduate, and earned his B.S. in economics from Indiana State University. He's MBA from Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University, West Lafayette.