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Thomas White, President of Cedarville University
Dr. White speaks weekly in Cedarville’s chapel services.View Calendar »

The White Family

Dr. Thomas White rides a zipline with the Yellow Jacket

A Legacy of Faithfulness

Dr. David Jeremiah and former presidents, Dr. Paul Dixon and Dr. Bill Brown, pictured here with Dr. White at his inauguration.


The Cabinet meets weekly throughout the year and is responsible to advise the Board of Trustees. These officers oversee their respective divisions and make day to day decisions about the operations of the University.

Thomas White, President

Thomas White, President of Cedarville University 

B.A., Anderson University, 1997
M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2001
Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005

At Cedarville since 2013

Office of the President Website

Alan Geist, Athletic Director

Alan Geist 

B.A., Cedarville University, 1983
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy, 1989
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 2001

At Cedarville since 2005

Athletic Department Website

Rick Melson, Vice President for Advancement

Rick Melson 

B.A., Murray State University
M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University

At Cedarville since 2016

Advancement Website

Loren Reno, Vice President for Academics 

Loren Reno 

B.A. in Comprehensive Science and Education, Cedarville University
M.S. in Systems Management, University of Southern California
Graduate studies at Harvard University, Syracuse University, and University of North Carolina

At Cedarville since 2012

Office of the Academic Vice President Website

Christopher Sohn, Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer

Chris Sohn 

B.A., Purdue University, 1989
M.B.A., Indiana University, 1996

At Cedarville since 2012

Business Division Website

Scott Van Loo, Vice President for Enrollment Management

Scott Van Loo 

B.A., Cedarville University, 1998
M.A., Wright State University, 2003
Ph.D., University of Dayton, 2011

At Cedarville 2000-2009 and since 2016

Enrollment Management Division Website

Janice Supplee, Vice President for Marketing and Communications

Janice Supplee 

B.A., Cedarville University, 1986
M.B.A., Wright State University, 2001
Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 2014

At Cedarville since 1995

Marketing and Communications Division Website

Jonathan Wood, Vice President for Student Life and Christian Ministries

Jonathan Wood 

B.A., University of Oklahoma, 2003
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007
Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

At Cedarville since 2013

Student Life and Christian Ministries Division Website

Office of the Chancellor

Paul Dixon, Chancellor

Paul Dixon 

B.A., Tennessee Temple University, 1961
M.Div., Temple Baptist Theological Seminary, 1964
D.D., Tennessee Temple University, 1978
LL.D., Liberty University, 1984
Ed.D., The University of Cincinnati, 1986

At Cedarville since 1978

Chancellor's Office Wesbite