In February 2018, Cynda Ann Johnson, MD, MBA, announced her plans to retire as founding dean of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Johnson came to Roanoke, Virginia, in January 2008 tasked with building the school from scratch. A decade later, Johnson retired, staying through the end of the 2018 calendar year while the search for her replacement was underway.
We have formed a fund at the medical school in her name, the Founding Dean Cynda Ann Johnson Vision Fund. Our goal is to endow this fund, so it can be a permanent tribute to her legacy. This endowment also will provide much needed resources to continue evolving the innovative curriculum and entrepreneurial programming that she pioneered for VTCSOM.
Or you may mail a check payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation to:
Office of Advancement
VTC School of Medicine
1 Riverside Circle, Suite 107
Roanoke, VA 24016
Additionally, we thought you might enjoy reading the interview with Cynda that was published in the most recent Virginia Tech Magazine, if you have not seen it already.