FSC Founders Day Convocation to Feature CEO of SC Johnson
H. Fisk Johnson
LAKELAND, Fla. (March 11, 2011) - Florida Southern College is proud to welcome H. Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., as the College’s 77th Honorary Chancellor for the 2011 Founders Day Convocation. The ceremony will be held on Friday, March 18.
Dr. Johnson represents the fifth generation of the Johnson family to lead the iconic 125-year old company. In the family tradition, Dr. Johnson continues the rich history of visionary leadership of this company that is globally recognized as an exemplar of corporate integrity and product excellence. Dr. Johnson is actively engaged in the company’s life-changing initiatives in developing countries that create sustainable and environmentally responsible business opportunities that drive economic growth.
Started in 1886, SC Johnson is one of the world’s leading makers of household products including Pledge®, OFF®, Mr. Muscle® and Glade®.
Dr. Johnson has generously shared his expertise and counsel on numerous national boards of directors, including Conservation International (CI), the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the Consumer Goods Forum. Additionally, he is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of Physical Sciences at the University of Chicago, and he previously served on the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiation (ACTPN), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, as a Trustee of the Chi Psi National Educational Trust, and as Director of Energizer Holdings, Inc. and Johnson Outdoors, Inc.
A distinguished graduate and Trustee Emeritus of Cornell University, Dr. Johnson holds five degrees from Cornell: B.A. in Chemistry and Physics; Master of Engineering; Master of Science in Physics; MBA in Marketing and Finance; and Ph.D. in Physics.
Like the Florida Southern College campus, SC Johnson’s international headquarters is home to Frank Lloyd Wright-designed architectural masterpieces, including the incomparable Administration Building (1939) and Research Tower (1950).
The Founders Day Convocation ceremony will be open to Florida Southern College students, faculty, and alumni.