Mildred R. Johnson, Virginia Tech’s senior associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, has been named chair-elect of The College Board’s Southern Regional Council and Program Planning Committee. She will be installed as chair on Feb. 10 at The College Board Southern Regional Forum in Orlando.

Leroy Fails, vice president for Regions for the southern region noted, “The chairmanship reflects leadership, recognized within the membership of The College Board, and Mildred has demonstrated an ability to understand important educational issues and has provided directions for solutions, using The College Board’s programs and services as a resource.”

Norrine Bailey Spencer, associate Provost and director of Undergraduate Admissions for Virginia Tech, stated, “We are all proud that Mildred is being recognized for contributions to her field and we support her in this new role. Both Virginia Tech and The College Board will benefit from her experience and her dedication to the entire admissions profession.”

Johnson joined Virginia Tech’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions in 1995. Prior to this, she worked in undergraduate admissions at Averett University, Gardner-Webb University, and Longwood University, and in academic advising at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She received a bachelor’s degree from Averett College and a Master’s degree from Radford University.

The College Board’s Southern Regional Office represents 10 southern states and is the formal governing board for the region. The College Board maintains six regional and three state services offices that serve students and educators by providing online information and features including programs, services, professional development opportunities, legislative relations, and governance structure. More information can be found at

Written by Amy L. Widner.