Darrell Johnson

Retention Advisor

Undergraduate Major:
Social Work

I became an advisor because:
I love working with students in all stages of their college career. This role allows me to make connections with students and provide the support they need to be successful and to become the best professionals that they can be.

My best advice for college students:
Have an open mind and embrace new opportunities. Challenges may come about, but they will only help you to grow and to take risks. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.

My favorite KU memory is:
I’m still making memories as I haven’t been at KU for very long. I’ll always remember my first day visiting the campus. It immediately felt like home and I knew this is where I wanted to be.

What did you want to be when you were going up?
I wanted to be a chef. Though I did not pursue that dream, I have some mean skills in the kitchen.

My favorite place on campus is:
Ritchie Hall. It is truly a place of peace for me.

My superpower would be:
Mind reading!