Mary Anne Johanson

Mary Anne Johanson

Assistant Director of Freshman Admission

B.A. Elementary Education & Social Work, Mt. St. Joseph College
M.A/C.A.G.S. Social & Rehabilitation Counseling, Assumption College

Twitter: RWU_MaryAnne
Phone: 401-254-3551

Territory: Rhode Island

Where are you originally from? New York state

Where did you attend college? Mt. St. Jospeh College (RI) Assumption College (MA)

Where do you live now? Rhode Island

What’s your favorite aspect of working at RWU? Getting to know our students & staying in touch with them after they graduate. I enjoy my relationships with the faculty & university staff at RWU. It’s a great place to come to work every day !!!!

How long have you been with RWU? 25 years

What’s your favorite:

  • Book – Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
  • Band – I don’t have one particular band but I enjoy listening to Classical, Jazz, Rock & Country music
  • Movie –The Kings Speech
  • Thing to do in the summer, fall, winter & spring – Biking, boating, travel, hiking
  • Weekend activity in RI – movies, plays, going out to restaurants
  • Vacation spot – anywhere
  • Cheap eats – my house

If you could take a trip or live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Europe

If you could be anything you want when you grow up, what would you be? Marriage therapist, Park Ranger for the National Park Service, Senator/House Representative on the national level

If you could give one piece of advice to the incoming freshman class, what would it be? Be involved in clubs & organization and don’t ever hesitate to ask for help socially or academically

What else are you involved in, on or off-campus? Volunteer at homeless shelters, nursing homes, Eucharist minister

What’s your favorite RWU memory? Community connections (Community service day with all Freshman), convocation & graduation

Any favorite quotes? “Knowledge will get you from A-Z, but imagination will take you everywhere” Albert Einstein