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Tonya L. Johnson

Tonya Johnson is the Fort Valley State University Director of Payroll. She has over fifteen years’ experience in human resources and payroll services in the University System of Georgia. She began her career as a payroll specialist at Gordon State College and was later promoted to Director of Human Resources/Payroll. At Gordon State, Mrs. Johnson led several key projects including Peoplesoft and ADP HR/Payroll system conversions.  In addition to her positions at Gordon State College, she has also worked at Georgia College and State University.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Johnson believes in supporting the dreams and aspirations of others regardless of where they are in life.   Her service to and interaction with others is captured in one of her favorite quotes, penned by the late Maya Angelou. It reads, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”