Kristen A. Johnson has been named director of alumni relations and annual giving at Jamestown Community College.
Johnson is responsible for managing all aspects of JCC's alumni relations program and is the chief advocate for its approximately 18,000 alumni, about 80 percent of whom live and work in Western New York. She will work closely with the JCC Foundation and members of the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County alumni boards of directors to develop and maintain a cohesive relationship between the college and its alumni population.
In addition, Johnson is responsible for the planning and implementation of the JCC Foundation's annual fundraising campaigns, which include the JCC Annual Fund and the USA Scholarship endowment.
She succeeds Elizabeth Booth, who was named director of JCC's North County Center.
"I am thrilled to join the staff at Jamestown Community College," Johnson said. "As the first person in my family to attend college, I walked onto JCC's campus for the first time in the fall of 1997. My experience at JCC led me to earn a bachelor's degree - and I'd like to pursue a graduate degree. In short: JCC changes lives. I find it rewarding to be part of such an institution."
"Kristen is looking forward to reaching out to all JCC alumni, no matter where they live or what they do," said Michael Moots, executive director of the JCC Foundation. "She understands from her own experience the importance of JCC in the lives of its students and its alumni. We're very excited to have Kristen join our team."
Johnson worked previously in public relations at Elk Regional Health Center in St. Marys, Pa. She had extensive involvement in a $2.5 million capital campaign that supported a $10.3 million expansion project at the hospital. The five-year campaign ultimately raised more than $4 million.
Johnson graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in English, public relations and communications from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in 2001.
Johnson can be reached at 338-1056 or KristenJohnson@mail.sunyjcc.edu. The alumni relations office is located in the Hamilton Collegiate Center on JCC's Jamestown Campus.