DeVry University Appoints Adena Johnston as Metro President of Philadelphia

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., December 07, 2010

DeVry University has announced the appointment of Adena Johnston as metro president of its Philadelphia Metro, which includes Fort Washington, Center City and King of Prussia. Prior to joining DeVry University, Johnston gained extensive leadership experience in education as the dean of academic affairs at the Art Institute of York–Pennsylvania, and, before that as the director of enrollment management at Gratz College in Melrose Park, Pa.

Johnston has made a positive impact on DeVry University’s students and faculty since joining the Fort Washington campus in 2004 as the dean of student affairs. In 2008, she was appointed campus president of the Center City location where she led significant growth in enrollment.

Johnston is a native of Philadelphia earning both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in sociology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

“As Philadelphia’s metro president, I look forward to working with all area campuses and centers to further enhance DeVry University’s degree programs,” said Johnston. “I’m committed to preparing our students for 21st century careers and helping them advance in all of their endeavors.”

In her new position, Johnston will be responsible for supporting DeVry University’s mission to foster student learning through high-quality, career-oriented education integrating technology, business and management across Philadelphia.

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DeVry University strives to close society’s opportunity gap by preparing learners to thrive in careers shaped by continuous technological change. Founded in 1931, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online within six areas of study: Accounting, Business, Healthcare, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Media Arts & Technology. DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC, The university’s Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. To learn more, visit


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