Lestle J. Sparks Medallion

Leland “Rocky” Johnson ’70

A Willamette advocate if ever there was one, Johnson has worn many hats since graduating from the College of Liberal Arts in history. After a fulfilling career in banking, he served as president of the Willamette University Alumni Association (WUAA) board of directors and, later filled in as interim director for the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations.

Today he is collaborating with Dean Debra Ringold at AGSM as an internship supervisor. Not long ago, he made more than 150 stewardship visits, on Willamette’s behalf, to senior managers of public, private and nonprofit organizations throughout the Northwest. AGSM students have since accessed numerous new job and internship opportunities, and Willamette has seen its recognition and prestige grow in powerful new places.


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Rocky Johnson