Victor C. Johnson

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Vic Johnson "provides strategic planning, advice, and consultation for NAFSA's CEO and public policy department, focused on the development, strengthening, and execution of the association's public policy agenda. He also continues to serve as the department's chief press spokesperson. Before assuming this new role in 2008, Johnson was associate executive director for public policy at NAFSA for nine years. A frequently consulted expert on policy issues related to international education, Johnson served for more than 20 years in senior foreign affairs positions in Washington, DC. From 1981 to 1993, he was staff director of the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, where he was responsible for all significant issues of Inter-American relations. In 1993, President Clinton appointed him director of the Peace Corps programs in Latin America and the Caribbean. Before joining NAFSA, Johnson was associate dean of international education at Jacksonville University in Florida. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, and has lived and worked in South America. Johnson is chairman of the board of directors of the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)." [1]

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  1. Experts, NAFSA, accessed April 13, 2010.