65: From Failure to First

Have you ever heard that saying that failure is not final? While there will be times in life when circumstances may not turn out as planned, that does not mean it is the end for us. As a matter of fact, our guest, Dr. Mia D. Johnson, is proof that you can bounce back. Although she flunked out of her first year of college, she’d go on to become a first-generation college graduate, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services, Consultant and Speaker (Elevation through Education). Amazing how things come full circle, right?

Dr. Mia D. Johnson, a Muncie, IN native, graduated from Ivy Tech Community College in 2003 and then went on to earn both her Bachelor’s and Masters’ degrees in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership with a Higher Education concentration in 2016. Mia is active in the community serving as the President-Elect for the YWCA- Central Indiana, sits on the board of directors for the United Way of Delaware County, the YMCA Muncie, and the Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County’s scholarship advisory committee, mentor for Project Leadership, volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Bridges Community Services, and member of Rotary International. She values time spent with her husband Wayne, and their two sons- Miles and Walker. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, gardening, baking, making soap and global travel. Connect with Dr. Johnson on LinkedIn.

Join The First-Gen Lounge Family: www.thefirstgenlounge.com/family.

More ways to listen: Apple PodcastsYouTubeSpotifyGooglePlay.