Chief Operating Officer, OUAZ
Keith joined Ottawa University in April 2000 as business manager for Ottawa University - Kansas City. He has served in multiple roles at the University including AR operations manager, where he supported business operations University-wide in the area of process improvement including accounts receivable management and student accounts and billing.
As Chief Operating Officer, Johnson oversees the financial operations of OUAZ, as well as overall responsibility for enrollment management ensuring successful growth. He is also responsible for the effectiveness of all internal and external processes, as well as monitoring all planning and implementation in risk management areas. In this role, Johnson was instrumental in making significant progress in expense management for The College and improving the overall bottom line. He also assisted in facilitating the deployment of a highly successful new field enrollment model at The College resulting in a 15 percent increase in new student enrollments in the first year of operation.
Prior to joining Ottawa University, Johnson was vice-president of asset management for Mortgage Investment Trust Corporation (MITC), a financial services company where he administered the acquisition of corporate assets. Under his leadership, MITC grew its corporate asset division to $25 million and successfully managed loan sales and due diligence for clients across the midwest. Johnson has also held multiple roles in the banking industry including vice-president for loan servicing at Minneapolis based Metropolitan Federal Savings and Loan.
Johnson is a graduate of Ottawa University and holds a BA in Business Administration and Management. He is married to Sharon and they have three children; Jillian, Olivia and Driskell. They reside in Lawrence, Kansas.
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