Cedarville University Names First Female Dean

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio—Dr. Pamela Diehl Johnson has been named dean of the School of Health and Human Performance at Cedarville University. This announcement makes Johnson the highest-ranking female at the University and the first female dean at Cedarville. A senior professor of exercise and sport science and head women's tennis coach, Johnson has been at Cedarville since 1974. She was appointed the initial director of the Academic Assistance Center in 1994. She has led in the development of the academic enrichment programs, the ADA assistance functions, the athletic and student government tutoring programs, and academic retention efforts. Johnson is the NCCAA National Tennis Chair and is a member of the NAIA Women's Tennis National Tournament Committee. Johnson is the co-author of the textbook "Physical Fitness and the Christian." She earned her B.S. from the University of Dayton and her M.A. and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. In her new role, she will continue serving as senior professor of exercise and sport science and head women`s tennis coach. Upon making the announcement of Johnson`s appointment, Dr. Duane Wood, academic vice president, said, "I am delighted to have someone who has demonstrated a passion for enabling students to succeed spiritually, academically, and professionally and who has invested her life in this institution. She is an excellent role model for women faculty, staff, and students." -30-

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