Michael Johnson

Chief of Staff

University of Houston

Michael Johnson currently serves in dual roles as the Chief of Staff of the University of Houston System and the University of Houston. Mr. Johnson is a career professional with more than two decades of progressively responsible leadership and management experience in public service, university administration, organizational research and the classroom.

Before joining the University of Houston, Mr. Johnson held various administrative and leadership positions in Advancement, Enrollment Management, and Student Affairs at Purdue University, George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College.

Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from The Citadel and completed his Master of Arts degree in Higher Education at George Mason University. He is a graduate of the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management Program and is currently completing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Houston.