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Johnston King

Johnston King

Johnston King

Director of Admissions
Student Affairs
  • 263 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7400
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Johnston King serves as director of admissions at UNC Gillings. With over fifteen years of experience in higher education admissions, he believes that graduate school can enhance a student’s personal growth, professional development and ability to lead social change. This philosophy guides his leadership within an admissions team that works closely with academic departments and central administrative units to help prospective students identify what academic programs best align with their interests.

Johnston has worked closely with the Office of Inclusive Excellence to develop equity advocacy in admissions training for admissions committee members. In addition, he leads the application review process for both the residential and online MPH programs and serves as the chair for the ASPPH SOPHAS Recruitment Advisory Council for the 2021 - 2022 academic year.

Johnston holds an MAEd in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Barton College. 

Staff/Administrative Duties

- Serves as school's SOPHAS representative.

- Coordinates BSPH Open House and Graduate Open House.

- Manages the Gillings Program Search (GPS) Tool.

- Answers general admissions/application questions.


MAEd, Adult Education, East Carolina University

BA, English, Barton College

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