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Updated 12:00 a.m., Sun February 1, 2015

Bruce Johnston

Johnston reflects on years of academic leadership

When Bruce Johnston got a call from a small college in Batesville, Arkansas, inquiring if he would be interested in a job there, he was not really sure where Batesville was. Still, he knew he wanted to be a dean of students in a place where he could make a difference. Now, after 25 years as vice president for student life and dean of students, Johnston is preparing to retire. He has seen a lot of changes at Lyon College, which was called Arkansas College when he arrived, and over the years he has gotten to know students who have gone on to be leaders in their communities, p... READ MORE

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