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Wood Dorm

Job Position

Academic Vice President


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Creation Date

Spring 2024


Before coming to Cedarville, Wood served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Southern Maine after serving as the director of the Perry School of Banking and the associate dean of the School of Business Administration at Central Michigan University. After his arrival in Cedarville as the new chief academic officer in 1987, Wood help position Cedarville as a leader in Christian higher education, with multiple world-class programs launched during his tenure. Most notably he led the development of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, the establishment of the International Center for Creativity in Columbus and paved the way for the development of a School of Pharmacy. Wood also oversaw the first offering of Cedarville’s graduate programs. In addition, he was a trustee for the New England Baptist Bible College, Jerusalem University College, and the Kettering College of Medical Arts. After stepping down as the academic vice president, Wood served from 2005-2010 as the executive director of program development; he then became a professor in Cedarville’s School of Business Administration M.B.A. program in 2010, serving in that role until his death in 2019. In 2010 Dr. Wood was recognized as Cedarville’s Honorary Alumnus of the year. Wood Hall was named for him in 2022.