Reception with New Namesake for School of Business - Kenneth Oscar Johnson
On November 14, International College’s Fort Myers Campus will host a special reception to honor the new namesake of its school of business, Kenneth Oscar Johnson.
Johnson is a highly distinguished chemical engineer, respected executive of the petroleum industry and a venture capitalist with a unique knack for helping small companies succeed. To honor his legacy of professional excellence, entrepreneurial ingenuity and generous support of International College’s educational mission, the private and not-for-profit college recently renamed its School of Business to the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business at International College.
“I’m honored to have my name associated with International College,” says Johnson. “I’ve watched this school grow over the years. The dedication with which its staff and faculty have worked to help people better their lives is important for families and the southwest Florida community.”
The College’s administration expresses equally laudatory remarks for Johnson. College Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Dr. Louis Traina says, “The naming of a school is something that’s never done too casually. This is an honor resulting from Kenneth Johnson’s professional reputation, his track record for success and most importantly, his personal and professional values. Our business school students are very fortunate to have a role model that embodies the type of qualities we encourage them to adopt.”
Dr. Frederick Nerone, Founding Dean of the Kenneth Oscar Johnson School of Business, agrees while noting Johnson’s initiative and skills as a critical thinker, researcher and communicator.