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Johnson to Receive MCCA Distinguished Alumni Award

October 30, 2014

Ron Johnson  
Capt. Ron Johnson

Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol will receive a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Missouri Community College Association at the MCCA annual convention Nov. 5-7 in Branson, Mo.


The award is presented annually to exceptional individuals who have attended a Missouri community college and have made outstanding contributions to the community. It is one of the most prestigious awards presented by MCCA.


Johnson was selected by Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon in August to coordinate law enforcement agencies amid the unrest over the Ferguson police response to protests in the days following Michael Brown's death.


A lifelong resident of the St. Louis area, Johnson is a 27-year veteran of the Highway Patrol and oversees Troop C, which serves 11 counties around St. Louis. Troop C includes 147 uniformed officers and 157 civilian employees.


Johnson joined the highway patrol in 1987 after earning a degree in criminal justice at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. He was promoted to corporal in 1995, sergeant in 1997 and became a captain in 2002.


He was appointed to the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission by then-Gov. Matt Blunt in 2007.


The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas. MCCA provides advocacy, education, information and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators and trustees.