Alan D. Johns (BSBA ’82) | December 2017

Johns (BSBA 1982) was named the Executive Vice President, Managing Principal of Cejka Executive Search’s Academic Medicine and Health Sciences Practice. He brings three decades of experience in higher education/academic health sciences administration, finance, operations, strategic planning, research administration, risk assessment and accountability to Cejka Executive Search. Prior to joining executive search four years ago, Johns served in senior leadership positions at public and private, research-intensive universities, including Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (Associate Vice Dean and CFO), Duke University School of Medicine (Associate Dean for Strategic Services and Chief Academic Administrative Officer for Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center), Virginia Commonwealth University (Assistant Vice President for Health Affairs – Finance and Administration), and Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing (Assistant Dean for Business and Finance). His first-hand knowledge and experience working closely with provosts, deans, department chairs, division chiefs, center directors, senior faculty research scientists and administrators enables him to understand Cejka’s clients’ challenges and strategic recruitment objectives.