Diane Longhurst Johnson – President
Diane Longhurst Johnson is a relentless advocate for innovative educational practices that truly make a difference for students. Her extensive expertise in competency-based educational models makes her a valuable asset to the New Charter University team. With more than 25 years in both higher education and K-12 education, Ms. Johnson is well suited to lead academic efforts to achieve the organization’s mission. Prior to joining the Academic Leadership at New Charter University, Ms. Johnson was the founding Senior Manager of Performance Evaluation at Western Governors University. She was also the first Director of Innovative Programming and Assessment at Utah State University. Ms. Johnson is a nationally recognized consultant on authentic assessment, educational operations, competency-based education, online learning, faculty staffing models, remote workforces, and analytics. She is also known for her broad knowledge of learning modalities, differences, and academic interventions. A capable leader, Ms. Johnson has proven her ability to scale large complex academic organizations. Ms. Johnson attended Utah State University for her doctoral preparation. She also holds a graduate certificate from James Madison University, a master’s degree from Brigham Young University, and a bachelor’s degree from Utah State University.