CECH Dean Johnson Named 2011 Citizen of the Year
Dean of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Larry Johnson receives Citizen Cincinnatus Award of Excellence from the Cincinnatus Association.Date: 1/19/2012
By: Alison Sampson
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Larry Johnson, Dean of UC’s College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) was awarded the Citizen Cincinnatus Award of Excellence at the Cincinnatus Association’s meeting on December 18, 2011. Johnson was presented the award by Cincinnatus President Al DeJarnett and Kent Friel, a Cincinnatus member and Chairman of the CECH Dean’s Advisory Council.
A member of Cincinnatus since 2006, Johnson is an active member of the Education Panel. “Larry brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that helps the panel keep abreast of emerging and best practices in education,” says Jane Keller, Chair of the Cincinnatus Education Panel. “As a nationwide leader in education Larry represents Cincinnatus in a very positive way,” noted the nomination submitted by Keller and Friel.
The nomination cited Johnson’s numerous contributions to Cincinnatus, including being the driving force behind a partnership forged between Cincinnatus, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University to expand Cincinnatus education awards to teachers in schools across the region. In the past, he hosted the awards dinner at UC, personally cooking the dinner and providing facilities for the awards.
Johnson also guided resources for Cincinnatus to conduct, analyze and report results from a survey of Cincinnatus members, to improve membership retention and recruitment.
Larry Johnson has served as Dean of College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) since 1999.
Since 1920, the Cincinnatus Association has been at the forefront of studying and making recommendations on the issues and needs of the City of Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati region. The Association’s members are politically engaged and diverse by race, gender, age, profession and community experience.