As the Director of Grants Management, Kristie Johnson enjoys working with faculty and staff to support the mission of Marian University and assisting her colleagues in realizing their personal and professional aspirations. After serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright Scholar, Kristie joined the staff at Marian University in the Fall of 2012 and enjoys serving on the President's Task Force for Racial and Social Equity, the HR Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force, and the Latino Leadership Initiative Committee. While Kristie has many funding priorities, she especially enjoys international initiatives and securing funds to support scholarships for first-generation students. Kristie earned her bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from Florida State University, her master’s degree in international development and social change from Clark University, and her Ph.D. in Leadership in Higher Education from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. She also earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential in June 2021. Kristie serves on several boards, enjoys traveling, and loves spending time with her husband Michael and their son, Sean.