Founders Message

University of Antelope Valley

Letter from the Founders

Marco Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in political science and marketing at the University of Hawaii and a master’s degree in education from Aspen University. He was a star wide receiver while an undergraduate in Honolulu Hawaii. Mr. Johnson was drafted into the NFL before becoming a firefighter/paramedic for the Los Angeles City Fire Department. He and his wife Sandra Johnson founded the University of Antelope Valley, and Marco is the current President and CEO of the University of Antelope Valley.

Sandra Johnson earned a California State Certification in Paralegal from Antelope Valley College and Watson College. She also obtained a Master in Education with a Specialization in Curriculum Development and Outcomes Assessment as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, both from Aspen University. Sandra is a formally trained dancer and past instructor, and her passion for the arts, music, and dance translate into artistic endeavors for the community. She and her husband Marco Johnson founded the University of Antelope Valley, and Sandra is the current Vice President and CFO of the University of Antelope Valley.