HDA - Kenneth - TIMG

Graduating from Rutgers School of Engineering at the height of America’s first decade-long foray into orbital and deep space exploration, Kenneth Johnson entered the aerospace industry and helped lead the development of crucial spaceflight technologies. During his 35-year career with RCA, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and other companies, he was responsible for the design and functionality of numerous satellites, spacecraft, and subsystems for space missions. 

As philanthropy task force chair for Rutgers’ Board of Trustees, Johnson helped drive support for Scarlet Promise Grants, establishing an endowment that has become the cornerstone of need-based aid to Rutgers students. Johnson and his wife Jackie have also taken major steps to strengthen the School of Engineering, creating and endowing a scholarship for students in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.