April 28, 2010
Oklahoma Baptist University has named Michael Johnson as the new director of human resources. Johnson assumed his post April 28.
OBU Human Resources supports the mission of the university by working with staffing, employment, compensation, policy and human resources planning services. The Human Resources staff assists current faculty and staff, as well as those seeking employment, with information and guidance.
Johnson earned a bachelor's degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He previously served as director of human resources for International Environmental Corporation in Oklahoma City from 2006-08. There, he served as a senior leadership team member for developing human resources business and organizational development strategies for the HVAC manufacturing facility.
From 2004-06, Johnson served as director of human resources and risk management for Epworth Villa Retirement Center in Oklahoma City. From 1991-2004, he served as director of human resources and safety for Shaklee Corporation in Norman, Okla.
Prior to his time at Shaklee, Johnson served as director of human resources for Norman Regional Hospital and assistant director of human resources / compensation analyst for St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City.
Johnson is a member of First Baptist Church in Moore, Okla., and he also is an active member of the Singing Churchmen. He and his wife, JoAnn, have two daughters, Rebecca and Jenny.