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University Prepares for August Return to Campus

by Clem Boyd, Communication Content Manager

Cedarville University is preparing to welcome residential graduate and undergraduate students back to campus as scheduled August 14-16, 2020. With broad engagement across the institution, the president’s Cabinet (made up of the division vice presidents and the athletic director) is carefully reviewing every area of the University’s operations to ensure protocols are in place to protect the health and safety of students, faculty and staff.

Using Philippians 2:4 as a guide, the Cabinet is implementing a comprehensive plan that encourages the campus community to consider others as well as themselves and empowers them to take responsibility for their own health and safety amid the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. This is an unprecedented opportunity to live out Cedarville’s core value of “Love for Others” as necessary precautions are taken to protect the campus community and those most vulnerable.

To assist with the overall planning for the return to campus, the Cabinet has convened a team of experts to advise on health- and safety-related issues. Team members include:

● John Davis (Chair), Associate Vice President of Human Resources

● Misti Grimson, M.D., Medical Director – Physician Assistant Program

● Debra McDonald, B.S.N., RN, Director of University Medical Services

● Zach Jenkins, R.Ph., Pharm.D., Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice and infectious disease expert

● Scott Long, M.S., RN, AGACNP-BC, CCRN, Assistant Professor of Nursing

● Douglas Chisholm, Director of Campus Security

The announcement was sent earlier today to current and incoming students, parents, faculty and staff and was also shared in the university’s monthly Inside View e-newsletter sent to alumni, donors, and other stakeholders.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit


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