Virginia Johnson

Virginia Johnson

Accounting Officer
Office of the Vice President for Finance
Award presented by: 
Executive Vice President + Treasurer Israel Ruiz

2017 MIT Excellence Awards + Collier Medal ceremony

Our first Excellence Award for Advancing Inclusion and Global Perspectives goes to Virginia Johnson, who is a staff accountant in Sponsored Accounting.

It’s clear from the colleagues who recommended her for this award that Virginia has touched many lives at MIT. One person remarked that wherever there is an effort to bring people together, you will find Virginia. At…

  • the African, Black, American, Caribbean Employee Resource Group,
  • the campus Diversity Summits,
  • the Martin Luther King Leadership Award breakfasts, 
  • at meetings for My Sister’s Keeper, a new initiative designed to support the success of MIT’s black women students through mentorship with faculty and staff.

Virginia has a heart for advancing inclusion,” one of her colleagues wrote. “She is a core member of many diversity efforts at MIT…but she is also individually supportive, making each person she knows on campus feel special and cared for.”

Congratulations, Virginia!