The Sinclair Community College Board of Trustees has extended President Steve Johnson’s contract another three years through June 30, 2016.
Johnson, who is nearing a decade as president, will earn an annual base salary of $240,000, with the option for a one-time bonus each year on June 15 that could be as much as 50 percent of his annual salary, according to the nine-page contract obtained by the Dayton Daily News. The agreement also covers reimbursement for Johnson’s travel, social, cultural and civic expenses in his duties as president and the purchase of a vehicle up to $40,000 in value.
The college’s board has been “extremely pleased” with Johnson’s leadership, said chairman Bernard Wright. Johnson has led Sinclair to produce 30 percent more degree and certificate holders than any other community college in Ohio, Wright said. He also is currently chairing a task force to implement ideas from the American Association of Community Colleges for schools nationwide to “dramatically redesign” themselves, their missions and their students’ experiences.
“We have received several testimonies concerning his outstanding national role in community college education and the value and recognition that brings both to Sinclair and the greater Dayton region,” Wright said.
“He has led the college to higher levels of enrollment while maintaining excellent faculty and staff relationships as well as our outstanding fiscal strength,” Wright said.
Sinclair Finance Committee Chair Rob Connelly said. “President Johnson has been a great leader for not just Sinclair but for the community college sector as a whole and I’m very excited and optimistic for the future of Sinclair under his leadership.”
Wright added that the board found Johnson’s compensation is modest compared to his peers. In 2012, Johnson’s base salary was $236,427, according to Sinclair.