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Feng-Ling Johnson

Dean of University College and Associate Vice President for Student Services, St. Cloud State University

Feng-Ling currently serves as the Dean of University College & Associate Vice President for Student Success at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In this role, she leads university-wide retention and student success initiatives, leveraging technology and analytics (e.g., EAB Navigate) to support student success and leading the Belonging work. She oversees academic support services in the University College which include Advising & Student Transitions, Academic Appeals and Probation, Department of Academic Support, Financial Aid, First-Year & Transfer Experiences, Honors Program, Student Accessibility Services and Testing and Scoring Services. She is a member of the Equity and Inclusion Council and of the subcommittee on Enrollment and Recruitment in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Office.

Prior to joining the team at St. Cloud State University, she had served as Professor of English as a Second Language Education & Linguistics, Program Coordinator of ESL Education, Chair of Department of World Languages, Chair of Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, and Senior Dean of Academic Administration at University of Northwestern-St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Feng-Ling has served as an HLC (Higher Learning Commission) Peer Reviewer since 2016, passionate about assessment, quality assurance, teaching and learning, and accreditation. Her research focuses on the education of culturally and linguistically diverse learners, language acquisition and identity, and sociolinguistics. After a 5-week Group Study Exchange in West Africa in 2003 through Rotary (an international service organization), she has been active with Rotary, serving as President of New Brighton/Mounds View Rotary Club in 2014-15, chair of various committees in the local club and in Rotary district 5960, and volunteer in many local and global Rotary service projects in the past 18 years. Feng-Ling enjoys reading, yoga and outdoor activities such as gardening, hiking, kayaking, mountain climbing, snowshoeing, and walking.

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