Shane Johnson

Joined Admission Staff
June 2021

Hometown
Ojai, California

What would be your advice to prospective students about the college search
Look into the mission of each school you are interested in and determine how you see yourself fitting into it.

Why should students attend Southwestern?
To challenge yourself with a well-rounded education in a beautiful environment.

What are your favorite restaurants in Georgetown and why?
El Monumento, they pack so much flavor into their tasty dishes!

What is your favorite thing to do in Georgetown and why?
Window shopping in the town square, there are so many fun shops to browse through.

What are your favorite restaurants in Austin and why?
Al-Demashqi, the traditional flavors and hospitality transport you to a charming Middle Eastern village far away.

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin and why?
Play disc golf, it’s a fun way to hang out and talk with friends.

What is your favorite SU fun fact?
Southwestern University traces its roots all the way back to 1840.

What is your favorite SU tradition?
No stepping on the school seal before graduating.

What is your favorite place on campus?
The Lois Perkins Chapel

What are your hobbies?
Watching sports; hiking, fishing, and camping; visiting museums, state parks, and national forests; going on road trips; and baking. 

What would your pirate name be?
Crabby McBlue-eyes

What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I played the piccolo in my high school marching band.

If you could have coffee in the Cove with anyone in the world, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Theodore Roosevelt, I’m sure he would have many exciting stories to tell.

When not at work, you can find me…
Picking wild berries to make into a pie or jelly.

What advice would you give your college self?
Keep a healthy balance of academics, student life, and fun activities.

What is your anthem?
“(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

What app do you use the most? 
Google Translate

What do you want to be when you grow up?
A college professor