Saint Martin's vice president to leave college for post in Iowa

Friday, August 9, 2002

Lacey, Wash. - Jacqueline Johnson, Ph.D., Saint Martin's College vice president for academic affairs, will leave the college in August to accept a position as vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.

“We wish Jacquie well in her new job and will certainly miss her,” said college President David R. Spangler, Ph.D. “The college has benefited from her educational vision, collaborative approach and enthusiasm.”
Johnson, who came to Saint Martin’s in September 1998, has been a highly effective leader and administrator, and is responsible for major and critical shifts and changes within the academic curriculum. She also has been instrumental in developing shared responsibility between the college faculty and the school’s administration, Spangler said.

The search to fill the vacant post at Saint Martin’s will begin in the near future. Lillian V. Cady, Ph.D., has been appointed as interim vice president for academic affairs. Doug Ford, formerly the college’s academic affairs liaison and Title III grand coordinator, has been appointed as interim associate vice president for academic affairs.

“Both bring a wealth of experience to the college, and their positions are complementary to providing the kind of support needed for academic programs,” Spangler said. “In a year of accreditation, Dr. Cady’s credentials and experience will be a great asset to us; Ford’s previous experience as dean of the science and mathematics division and more recently, his experience within the Office of Academic Affairs, give him a great understanding of important issues and activities.”

Cady, of Steilacoom, has a long association with the college and received its highest honor, the President’s Award, in 1998. Before her retirement, she served as dean of the college’s education division and then, as vice president for academic affairs. Cady also served on numerous state and national education organizations. She is a former administrator with the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and served as coordinator of the Washington Special Education Personnel Network. After her retirement from the college, she served on its board of trustees, chairing the board’s Education Committee. She was vice chair of the board in August 1997, when she resigned to accept an appointment as interim vice president for academic affairs prior to Johnson’s appointment.

Ford, who earned his master of education degree from Saint Martin’s, joined the college’s science and mathematics faculty in 1983 and has been active on many college committees. He also is a faculty member of the Society of Fellows, the college’s honor society.

For more information:
David R. Spangler, Ph.D.

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