Cedarville University President Dr. Paul Dixon to Open U.S. House of Representatives

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Paul Dixon, president of Cedarville University, will be the guest chaplain in the United States Congress on Thursday, April 25. Dixon, who was invited by Congressman Dave Hobson of the Ohio 7th Congressional District, will open the United States House of Representatives with prayer. Dixon is in his twenty-fourth year as president of Cedarville University. Prior to assuming his role as president, Dr. Dixon ministered as an evangelist for 14 years. He continues his itinerant ministry even today, traveling to hundreds of churches, youth camps, and adult fellowships throughout the year. He is also a popular speaker for professional sports chapel programs, including those of the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals, the former Houston Oilers, and many National League baseball teams. Dixon’s tenure at Cedarville has been marked by many accomplishments, not the least of which is the institution’s remarkable physical growth. Under Dixon’s leadership, enrollment has increased 140 percent. The institution has enjoyed record enrollments for 23 of the 24 years he has been president, including the past 10 consecutive years. In addition, the institution’s campus has grown from less than 100 acres to more than 400. Some of the major facilities constructed during his tenure include the Athletic Center in 1981, the Centennial Library in 1987, the Dixon Ministry Center in 1996, the Apple Technology Resource Center in 1998, and the Stevens Student Center in 2000. Dixon is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University and holds a doctorate in education from the University of Cincinnati. In May 2003, he will be transitioning to the role of chancellor for Cedarville University. -30-