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Office September 23, 1982 E WU Supplement Page 9 J• have taken Washington the past having been raost of them Johns, vice and announced this over his has been a is," he particu- the cere- who go into their held his Only the last his responsi- the institu- affairs have the same. Cheney in Vas known as a title he renamed as jQst title Commented, also few name his tenure in 1961 Washing- ia 1977. is only the the history to hold the position. accord- was H.N. known as Served from Preceeding who years. aver in 1960, three those be- Emerson H. All, he "unique" been the since he and the have grown numbers years. each were have since ,000. first few property said on the an idea of Johns campus at $4.4 said, this million. pro- much those early  building of Science complex, King- Health, and Ath- Complex, eonstruc- hns announces retirement plans tion of the new swimming facility just a little more than a year ago. Prior to coming to Eastern, Johns worked for four years in the State Capitol, at which time he helped to appropriate funding for the Science build- ing. But times and economic conditions have changed the complexion of the Finance Office at Eastern, as they have throughout the state and nation. "The last three years have been a constant budget tur- moil," said Johns, noting that numerous cuts by the Legis- lature has made it nearly im- possible to accurately do any "long-range" planning. Presently, budgetary plan- ning already is underway for the fall of 1983. The bad news, according to Johns, is that the university may be expected to operate at a budget of 90 percent of the current budget. Because of budget cuts, Johns said he has limited his travels to Olympia. He said that Eastern participates with the other state universi- ties by keeping an office in Olympia that helps in keeping the schools informed of finan- cial and Legislative matters. Legislative changes at both the state and Federal levels has greatly affected the way in which the state's univer- sities are managed, said Johns. Because of legislation, Eastern today has much less control of tuition monies paid by students. Today, all monies go directly to the state, instead of being collect- ed and invested locally. This, said Johns, has had a tend- ency to "kill" management incentive. Likewise, Federal "intru- sion" has created more bur- dens for the school. "When I came here, we had almost zero programs with the Federal government," said Johns. Johns said that require- ments by the Federal govern- ment in connection with grant programs and other contracts have led to the creation of many new management posi- tions at Eastern. He also said that he has yet to see any effects of the Reagan Admini- stration's plan to rduce the paperwork associated with the many Federal programs. Johns said he hired Russell Hartman as an assistant in 1964, with the philosophy that "a manager always should have someone trained as a replacement." "I didn't think I'd ever stay this long," said Johns, refer- ring to his career in Cheney. "But I couldn't have picked a better place to stay." Despite the student riots and "bad times" of the 1960s and early 1970s, Johns said Cheney has been a great place for his family. Johns and his wife, Evvy, have two daughters. Nancy currently is a .CPA in Seattle and will graduate with a MBA degree from the University of Wash- ington this fall. Linda recent- ly graduated from Washing- ton State University in journ- alism and now is employed with a Seattle insurance firm. Both went through the Che- ney Public School system. Evvy, who has worked with the Department of Social Work at Eastern, has been employed the last three years as program secretary at Che- ney High School. After three years of Army service in World War II, ending up as a Field Artillery Staff Sergeant in the Philli- pines, Johns obtained his B.S. in economics from the Uni- versity of Minnesota. Grad- uate work was done both at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wiscon- sin. Following another year of Army duty in Japan during the Korean War, Johns began his management career as a personnel analyst for two years with the State of Minne- Fed Johns J sota. He then worked for three years in finance for the City of Milwaukee in Wiscon- sin before moving West. Locally, Johnsbecame in- volved in Cheney government in November of 1973. After becoming concerned as a pri- vate resident in the issue of parking around the EWU campus, Johns put his name in for a seat on the Cheney City Council. "I would have never plan- ned to run at all," said Johns, "if I hadn't went to a meeting of the council." The year 1973 marked the first time that Eastern ever had more than one seat on the council. Also elected from Eastern along with Johns in 1973 were Ray Hammel, A1 Ogdon and William Wynd. In 1968, Johns had been named as the first chairman of the Cheney Civil Service Commission. Today, he pre- sently sits on the START (Spokane Transit Authority for Regional Transportation) Board, having been named as its first chairman Oct. 22, 1980. Johns listed "Jazz" as "my number-one hobby." "I started collecting jazz records in 1937 and must have more than 2,000 sides by now. Td never be able to sit down and play them all in a month of steady listening," he com- mented. 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