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Ulric Johnson Becomes Boston Campus Director Of Springfield College School Of Human Services

October 1, 2004

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Oct. 1, 2004 -- The Springfield College School of Human Services (SHS) has named Ulric Johnson of Dorchester, Mass. as assistant dean and campus director of the Boston Campus, located in The Schrafft Center.

The Springfield College School of Human Services provides bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in human services at its Boston Campus, as well as its main campus in Springfield, Mass. and eight other campuses across the country. Because most SHS students are working adults, the school schedules classes on weekends.

In announcing Johnson’s appointment, SHS Dean Robert J. Willey said, “Ulrich Johnson brings impressive experience as an innovator and leader in addressing community needs, combined with academic, professional and administrative expertise. We are delighted that he will lead our Boston Campus in educating tomorrow’s human services leaders.”

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education recently accredited undergraduate programs of the Springfield College School of Human Services, citing the school as “an outstanding and innovative human services program.” Springfield College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Johnson comes to Springfield College from Teens Against Gang Violence in Dorchester, where he has been executive director since founding the organization in 1990. TAGV is a youth leadership development program that operates round the clock seven days a week. It, and related programs, involve teens, children and parents.

Johnson also has been an adjunct assistant professor at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a cofounder and member of the core faculty and advisory board of Lesley University’s Center for Peaceable Schools, and a clinical assistant professor at MGH Institute of Health Professionals at Massachusetts General Hospital.

A graduate of Boston College, where he also earned his master’s degree, Johnson holds a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Southwestern University. He is licensed as a marriage and family therapist and a counselor in mental health and rehabilitation. He holds certifications as a clinical forensic counselor, addiction specialist, AIDS counselor, and nonviolent crisis intervention instructor. He is the author of a number of scholarly publications and has given numerous professional presentations, particularly on violence prevention.



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