Dean McElaney-Johnson Receives "Woman of Vision" Award
Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Dean of the College, and Professor of French at Salem College, received a "Woman of Vision" award from the YWCA at an annual luncheon held May 13.
In her role as Vice President, McElaney-Johnson serves on the school’s executive team and oversees all aspects of academic affairs, student affairs, College libraries, athletics, registrar, institutional technology, cultural events, and the chaplain’s office. She also serves as accreditation liaison to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS).
She holds primary responsibility for the assessment of the academic and student affairs program at Salem College. She designed and implemented the new assessment structure for academic and student affairs units and was responsible for the preparation of all materials for the 2009-2019 reaccreditation process through SACS where she also serves as a reviewer.
Through McElaney-Johnson's leadership, Salem has undertaken a revision of its mission statement and improved articulation of academic vision. She helped design the innovative, interdisciplinary general education program implemented in fall 2009. She was instrumental in developing and implementing a new assessment structure for academic and student affairs units while increasing faculty development resources to support faculty. Ann led the effort to assess campus culture as it relates to multiculturalism, inclusion and exclusion.
McElaney-Johnson has received numerous awards and honors including those from Ripon College Global Studies Grant to develop materials to increase campus awareness of diverse Francophone cultures around the world; PICAS (Program for Inter-Institutional Collaboration in Area Studies); and the Severy Award For Excellence in Teaching, Ripon College. Her community involvement includes the Crosby Scholars Program Executive Board;
Sara Lee Center for Women’s Health Advisory Board; Brethren Colleges Abroad Academic Council; United Way Academic Advisory Committee; and the Women’s Council of FMC Foundation Executive Committee.