The philosophy department invites the campus community to celebrate the retirement of Gueneth Omeron Johnson at a party held from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, in Room 121 at the department’s current location (2103 University Drive – the round building across from the old Campus School building).
Johnson attended Eastern Washington University in 1975, and in 1983 earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Boise State, graduating cum laud with emphases in both costuming and lighting design.
Johnson has been employed by Boise State for more than 28 years. In 1991, she joined the Boise State family in the art department, then worked for a variety of other colleges on campus before returning to the College of Arts and Sciences in 2014 when she joined the philosophy department.
Johnson is a past president of Boise State’s Association of Office Professionals, and one of the founders of the Association of Classified Employees’ Good Will Program – in fact, she used to make all of the chili herself for the program’s annual chili feed, which raises funds to help Boise State employees. She spent a great deal of her time and care on campus helping others, supporting students, faculty, administrators and co-workers.
Johnson will spend her retirement with her husband, Col. Rick Johnson, traveling as much as possible. She plans to spend time supporting Boise’s theatre community by designing and stitching costumes and working tech – and of course attending plays. She also plans to read, garden, and enjoy time with family and friends.