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University of Phoenix Vice President of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance McCeil Johnson, J.D., speaks at corporate compliance and ethics professionals' event

By Sharla Hooper

Johnson provides insights on effective leadership in compliance and ethics 

University of Phoenix shares that McCeil Johnson, J.D., vice president of Accreditation and Regulatory Compliance, is a speaker at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics® (SCCE®) Alaska Regional Compliance & Ethics Conference, held virtually February 23, 2023, an educational event providing guidance and insights from experienced compliance and ethics professionals. Johnson will co-present on the topic, “Vulnerability is Crucial to the Algorithm of Good Leadership.”

“Effective leadership in compliance and ethics engages and supports employees and operations across an organization,” states Johnson. “Vulnerability is not a weakness; leaders need to bring authenticity and a degree of vulnerability to connect and convey clarity and purpose. I look forward to sharing insights as part of a constructive discussion at this conference.”

As part of their mission to support the compliance and ethics community, SCCE® offers over 45 educational events a year, providing guidance and insights from experienced compliance and ethics professionals. Event participants can earn Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® continuing education units.

In her current role as University of Phoenix’s vice president, Accreditation & Regulatory Compliance, Johnson provides leadership and management for the University’s institutional and college-specific accreditation and regulatory initiatives, including institutional, programmatic, state boards, and other regulatory functions. Hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, Johnson completed her education at the University of Iowa, where she earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree and completed her Juris Doctorate at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Johnson is recognized as a leader and subject matter expert speaker, and is active in diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging work. She was most recently selected to serve on the UPCEA® Board of Directors’ Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee for a one-year term.

Johnson was appointed in fall 2021 to the University of Iowa College of Law Alumni Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council, and in fall 2022 was elected to serve as Vice Chair of the Council. In 2022, she was also selected to participate in the Black Leadership Academy Management Accelerator offered by McKinsey & Company. Johnson has been serving as a speaker on the Women in Automotive circuit since March 2021, giving presentations and guidance on how women can empower themselves and their voices in a male-dominated industry.

Johnson is a member of numerous professional associations in addition to SCCE, including UPCEA, Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA); Council on Higher Education (CHEA); University Risk Management and Insurance Association (URMIA); Higher Learning Commission, Peer Review Corps (HLC Peer Reviewer); and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).


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