Founders Message

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Founders Message

University of Antelope Valley

Letter from the Founders

Thank you for being part of a new era; welcome to UAV.

Education is the backbone of most communities, and we are dedicated to making the Antelope Valley a strong community through education and giving our students and community the ability to thrive by changing lives through education.

The mission of the University of Antelope Valley is to provide quality undergraduate, graduate, certificate and continuing education to our local and global community. The University of Antelope Valley offers higher education that enables students to achieve their academic, career, and personal goals, thereby allowing them to become valuable assets to their communities.

We are grateful to many people for their unwavering belief and assistance in founding the University of Antelope Valley, including faculty and staff, close friends, city leaders, and members of the community who have joined our advisory board and/or offered their expertise and support. We would also like to thank the legal, business, and medical community for guidance and leadership.

We know there is much more work to be done to advance our mission and we welcome your ideas and support. Our hopes are that with the recent property acquisition (formerly The Antelope Valley Inn) we have clearly demonstrated our personal commitment to the master plan of expanding educational offerings and technology to our community

With warm regards, Marco and Sandra Johnson.

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.

Sandra Johnson is a California State certified paralegal with degrees from Antelope Valley and Watterson Colleges. Mrs. Johnson is a formally trained dancer and past instructor and her passion for the arts will translate into future UAV offerings.

The Johnsons are graduates of Antelope Valley High School.