Drain, Johnson appointed to assistant vice president positions

Mar 30, 2015 by

Dr. Tom Johnson and Dr. Tim Drain have assumed new responsibilities at Tyler Junior College.

Johnson has been named assistant vice president for student services. Drain has been named assistant vice president for student engagement.

Dr. Tom Johnson

Dr. Tom Johnson

In this new role, Johnson will work with key leaders from the institution, including the dean for enrollment management and the registrar, to promote access through various enrollment strategies, including a more focused approach to serving our nation’s veterans. He will continue to oversee TJC Campus Police and work with the TJC judicial department. He will also work with TJC Career Services to strengthen the services provided to students to serve the region’s business and industry.

For the past nine years, Johnson has served TJC in various instruction and leadership capacities. Prior to joining TJC, Johnson was employed by the Houston Community College System and Sam Houston State University. He spent 20 years at the Houston Police Department where he retired as director of planning and research.

Johnson possesses five academic degrees including: psychology, law enforcement, criminology/sociology, criminal justice management and higher education administration, and he has completed post-graduate work in history.

Dr. Juan E. Mejia, TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs, said, “Dr. Johnson is an experienced administrator with extensive academic and professional backgrounds; and I am very fortunate to have him on the team, and I look forward to the continued opportunity to work with him to serve our students and communities.”

Dr. Tim Drain

Dr. Tim Drain

As assistant vice president for student engagement, Drain will maintain his role as athletics director and will now also oversee student activities, TJC Cheer, and the Apache Belles.

Drain is in his 16th year in athletics administration at TJC and his 13th as athletics director. Tyler Junior College has won a total of 51 NJCAA national championships since 1946, which ranks it fourth in the history of NJCAA. Twenty-four of those have come under Drain’s tenure, with 19 of those coming with Drain as athletics director. In 2012, he was named Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year in the Community College/Junior College division, and his latest accomplishment came with his induction into the NJCAA Men’s Soccer Hall of Fame in 2013 for his contributions to the sport. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology and earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration in 1998. 

Mejia said, “I am a fan of Dr. Drain’s leadership style, and he is a master of winning ‘the Tyler way.’ Our competition teams are also extremely strong academically. Dr. Drain has assembled a great team, leads by example, and is able to empower people to greatness.”


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