Tony Johnson is the Director of Intercultural Student Engagement at Rhode Island School of Design. In this role, he participates in constructing and implementing the college’s efforts toward a multicultural and philosophically diverse environment that is respectful of all its members; Tony works to ensure a college campus that is enriched through experiencing and understanding society through strategic use of the range of cultures the college represents and building strong bridges to Rhode Island’s greater community.
Tony is a 1993 RISD sculpture alumnus. Prior to his current role, he held a variety of positions including co-founding an arts consultant business, conducting art design and professional development training for MetLife Insurance, and serving as RISD’s first admissions officer dedicated to diversity enrollment.
In addition to his work with art institutions, he is a former board member of the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, a juror on The Rhode Island Foundations’ First Generation Scholarship Committee, and a member of the Multicultural Affairs Think Tank through the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (UMass/Boston).