Derek Johnson Honored With Emerging Leader Award

  • Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016

Madison, Wis. (April 27, 2016) – Edgewood College is pleased to announce the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals has honored Derek Johnson with its Emerging Leader of the Year award. Mr. Johnson is the Director of Freshman Admissions at Edgewood College. The award will be celebrated at the 2016 Emerge Gala, to be held this weekend in Madison.Derek Johnson

The awards gala continues a tradition of bringing outstanding young professional leaders together for an evening to celebrate their many contributions to Greater Madison, while raising funds for two deserving local charities, the Urban League of Greater Madison and the DOIT Information Technology Academy.

“Our Young Professionals organization is excited about recognizing an incredible list of honorees this year,” said Corinda Rainey-Moore, President of the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals. “Individuals like Derek have worked to improve the quality of life for others in greater Madison, and they contribute richly to our community.”

“We are so grateful that Derek Johnson shares his gifts with Edgewood College,” Christine Benedict, Vice President for Enrollment Management said. “We are proud to support the work he does personally and professionally to empower area youth.”

About the Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals

The Urban League Young Professionals is a volunteer auxiliary of community leaders ages 21 to 42 who work to empower communities and change lives through the Urban League Movement. The Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals chapter officially launched in 2012. Its purpose is to support the Urban League Movement through volunteerism, philanthropy and membership development. Learn more at

About the Urban League of Greater Madison

The mission of the Urban League of Greater Madison is to ensure that African Americans and other community members are educated, employed, and empowered to live well, advance professionally, and contribute to the common good in the 21st century. ULGM is committed to transforming Greater Madison into the best place in the Midwest for everyone to live, learn, and work. ULGM works to make this vision a reality through a comprehensive strategic empowerment agenda that includes programs and services, advocacy, partnerships, and coalition building. Learn more at