One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Mindy May

Mindy May, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President of Student Development and Dean of Students


Dr. Mindy May has served as Director for Student Development and Dean of Women at Cedarville University since 2015. This administrative role provides oversight to various areas of student care and resources on campus, including Dean of Students, Residence Life, and Counseling Services. In addition, Dr. May has faithfully served on the University's Kingdom Diversity Advisory Council since 2020. Prior to joining the Cedarville community, Dr. May pursued educational and practical ministry experience in teaching, counseling, and administration, and she has been able to combine that experience to develop a Student Development staff that is committed to advancing the Gospel in the daily lives of Cedarville students. In 2020, Dr. May was honored as the Cedarville University Staff Member of the Year

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A. in Christian Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Psychology, East Texas Baptist University


  • Reading anything by Elisabeth Elliot. Good coffee and conversations with friends or family. Running. Anything outside when the sun is shining!
  • Why Cedarville?: The students. College is such a formative time in their lives — especially their spiritual lives — and it is an honor to be a part of the journey with them. Through both the great celebrations and the challenging trials, I love seeing how the Lord strengthens and encourages them during this season of life.