UC Trustees Approve CECH Dean’s Re-appointment

Larry Johnson to serve a fourth term as Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.

CECH Dean Larry Johnson, right, and UC Trustee Rob Richardson Jr.

CECH Dean Larry Johnson, right, and UC Trustee Rob Richardson Jr.

Larry Johnson, Dean of the University of Cincinnati’s (UC) College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH), has been reappointed to a five-year term in a recommendation from UC Provost Beverly Davenport and a vote of the UC Board of Trustees.

“Dean Johnson has transformed CECH into one of the most innovative colleges at the University of Cincinnati,” says UC Trustee Vice Chair Rob Richardson, Jr. “He is constantly focused on growth and quality, while never losing sight of the importance of collaboration and giving back to the community.”

Known for creatively generating funds and literally feeding his dedicated staff and faculty, Johnson said he is “honored by this reappointment and is committed to working with the faculty and staff of the college to grow existing initiatives and nurture new ones.” Johnson is driven by an entrepreneurial ethic and commitment to making a difference which was imparted by his parent’s humble origin. “Some people call me an educational entrepreneur,” he said. “I don’t care about the money, but I do care about generating resources that will allow us to make a difference.”

Johnson asserted that, “The college has changed dramatically over the last 15 years and it has been an honor to be a part of this change.” He went on to say the faculty and staff should be proud of their accomplishments noting that while enrollment has increased so has the quality of our offerings and national reputation. There are now several highly ranked programs, grants doubled, and publications have quadrupled. In addition, enrollment has tripled and student diversity quadrupled.  Johnson indicated “I am really excited about our future and look forward to working with the faculty and staff of the college to implement innovations that will keep this college on the leading edge!”