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B-CU Names Its Center for Civic Engagement After Longtime Benefactors

The B-CU Center for Civic Engagement will soon have a new name. The Center will be re-dedicated as the Michael and Libby Johnson Center for Civic Engagement in a ceremony on Oct. 20.

Johnson, a B-CU trustee emeritus and his wife, Libby, are longtime supporters of the university. Mrs. Johnson is the daughter of Richard V. Moore, who served as president of the university from 1947-75.

Most recently, the Johnsons donated the B.J. Moore Center, a facility on campus that houses the master's degree program in environmental science.

The couple also recently established the Johnson Scholars Endowed Scholarship to support B-CU students. Mr. Johnson will play an active role in mentoring the students selected. Johnson is president and CEO of the J&A Group. He retired in 2008 as the senior vice president and chief administrative officer of the Williams Companies, a publicly-held natural gas producer, processor and transporter.

Libby Johnson is dedicated community volunteer who brings a strong business perspective to the organizations she serves. Mrs. Johnson has served as the vice president of Business Consulting and Contracts for Managers Associates in Orlando.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers more than 40 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 4,000.  For more information, visit www.cookman.edu.