Parents services chief to step down in July

The executive director of parent services is stepping down after 30 years at GW.

Rodney Johnson, who founded the Office of Parent Services, will retire in July after leading the office for more than a decade, according to a University release.

After serving as a GW men’s basketball assistant coach, Johnson expanded programs at Colonial Inauguration and Colonials Weekend. He also helped start a grant program to bring parents to campus who might not have enough money to visit their children otherwise.

“I’m 65 years old, and I’ve been at this university for 30 years, and I didn’t even know I’d be here this long — but when I got here, I knew this was a place I could see myself happy,” Johnson said in the release.

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